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Blog Posts with the Tag "economy"
At the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the Prime Minister announced that the austerity of the last decade is to end and “support for public services will go up.”
Published: 23rd October 2018
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The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s latest budget has been slammed by a very diverse range of bodies and individuals.
Published: 5th December 2017
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Politicians talk a lot about the need to tackle inequality in society, often seeking to address problems relating to low incomes, concerns about deprived communities, and the lack of life-chances for far too many people. Sadly, inequality seems to be increasing in most major economies, and the World Economic Forum has identified a significantly growing gap between the rich and the less-well-off.
Published: 15th September 2017
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"Cornwall is still one of the poorest parts of the United Kingdom, and it is extremely worrying that it’s GDP for 2015 (the last year for which figures are available) is still only 76% of the EU average."
Published: 30th July 2017
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Last week, a majority of councillors backed the unitary authority’s budget for 2017/2018, which had been put forward by the Independent and Liberal Democrat administration. This included a 3.97% increase in council tax, of which 2.0% represented a specific increase in funding for adult social care.
Published: 1st March 2017
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At the very end of 2016, the Government announced that it would be making £60 million available to help “tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership” in certain communities across the United Kingdom.
Published: 22nd January 2017
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"It is undeniable that the drama has showcased much of Cornwall’s beautiful countryside, though it saddens me that it is being linked to reports in the property pages of Sunday newspapers which frankly distort the reality of modern Cornwall."
Published: 12th September 2016
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MPs have voted by 472 votes to 117 to renew Britain’s so-called “nuclear deterent,” specifically replacing four Vanguard class submarines with four Successor submarines.
Published: 25th July 2016
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On Friday 15th July, I attended a summit on what Brexit will mean for Cornwall. Held at Truro College, the event was organised by Cornwall Council and brought together a wide range of partners in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Published: 25th July 2016
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When I am on holiday, my mind works in a different way. Consequently, a recent week in Stratford upon Avon made me think of a different slant on current issues. I came to the conclusion that the “Leave” campaign is the Trojan Horse of the extreme Right.
Published: 31st May 2016
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