Category Archives: Economics

A strange subject to write about for someone who sometimes struggles to add up. However this is economics as it applies to the social and cultural fabric of our lives together.

Sussex Local Skills Improvement Plan


Over the last few weeks the Sussex Chamber of Commerce has been working incredibly hard to set out a meaningful Local Skills Improvement Plan for Sussex that will hopefully be accepted by the Department for Education. It has been very … Continue reading

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Boris has ignored the full data and he must be challenged


Yesterday at the beginning of the Prime Minister Questions Boris Johnson made a very clear statement that was brief but completely ignored the reality for people and he needs to be challenged. He stated that the Labour Party when it … Continue reading

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Local Businesses can get support from Councils


Over the last few hours two of the Sussex District Councils published information for support for their local businesses. The first was from Malcolm Johnston who is the CEO for Rother District and he was on LinkedIn last night and … Continue reading

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MPs please attend Westminster Hall Tuesday at 4.30pm


On Tuesday afternoon Parliament will be holding a vital debate under the heading of “Wellbeing Economy approach to meeting climate goals”. The debate will take place in Westminster Hall from 4.30pm – 5.30pm. It is being organised by Caroline Lucas … Continue reading

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A rather poor answer to a simple wholesale question


A few days ago on the 5th November one of the Ministers from the Treasury Department, Lucy Frazer responded to this written question that Henry Smith, the MP for Crawley asked. Given that these answers are managed in terms of … Continue reading

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Where is the other £250 Million for the NHS?


On Thursday in the House of Lords, John Roger Roberts the Liberal Democratic Peer who is also a well recognised Methodist Church leader asked this very reasonable question. He is referred to as Lord Roberts of Llandudno. He was presumably … Continue reading

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MPs must end their 2nd and 3rd jobs


Over the last few weeks there have been various cases of MPs with significant business gains and lobbying cases. Some of these have clearly led to a strong benefit for businesses that have received contracts which have not been sourced … Continue reading

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The phrase levelling up means very little


At the end of October Rishi Sunak announced the latest budget which included a levelling up element. So the Government was releasing several billion pounds spread across nearly 50 locations of which 85% were in locations where Conservative MPs are … Continue reading

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Thank you for the question Deborah


Last Monday in the House of Lords Deborah Clare Bull or Baroness Bull which is a great title asked a very important question. She is on the right and the response came from Baroness Barran who is on the left. … Continue reading

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Huw Merriman discussed small businesses yesterday


Yesterday in the House of Commons a debate took place followed by a vote on the theme of supporting small businesses. It was clear that the votes were not sufficient to adopt the call by the Labour Party to support … Continue reading

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