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.

The sad death of Garry Peltzer Dunn


Over the last twenty five years I have worked extensively with several Charities in Brighton and Hove and in Sussex. I was able to connect with many of the members of the Councils in Brighton and Hove and in a … Continue reading

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Only two Sussex MPs responded to the “Growth Plan”


Last Friday when Kwasi Kwarteng published his Growth Plan which is now being challenged in many settings, there was the opportunity for MPs to raise their support or their challenges of the Growth Plan. Given that here in Sussex we … Continue reading

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Liz Truss admits US trade deal will not resume for years


The travel to the US today by our new UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss appears to reflect on the statements from the Government over the last six months. Apparently there is no prospect for a deal with the USA for … Continue reading

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Modest answers but that should be treated very seriously


In her first Prime Ministers Question time, towards the end of the session two of the questions came from Tony Lloyd and Helen Hayes that both related to children in our Nation. The first was focused on the cold impact … Continue reading

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Ed claims Boris’s Government is asleep at the wheel


and 70% of UK households will be challenged by January 2023. According to the York University 90.4% of the single-parent households with two or more children will bear the brunt of falling into fuel poverty by January and 86.4% of … Continue reading

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A proper Home Insulation programme is needed


Last Tuesday in the House of Commons a debate under the title of Action on Climate Change and Decarbonisation took place and the first person who spoke was the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, Philip Dunne who is the Conservative … Continue reading

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The proposed new trees for Lower Thames Crossing


Yesterday the Institution of Engineering and Technology published this piece focused on the current proposal from the National Highways agency to Plant more than a million trees to offset the environmental impact of the proposed new road tunnel under the … Continue reading

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Thankyou to these MPs who promoted the Sussex Day


Last Thursday was Sussex Day which was recognised by many people as the 15th year of the County Day, although of course the Sussex Day started in the 13th Century. However, its modern approach was formed by Ian Steedman in … Continue reading

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A large crop of organic beetroot – no one wants it!


Will Woodhall the farmer estimates he will lose up to £90,000. Tragically the full closure of Brexit is finally impacting farmers like Will. This piece emerged in the BBC news late yesterday. The piece can be obtained from here. They … Continue reading

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A Government Minister endorses our Sussex LSIP


It was inspiring that on Friday the Sussex Chamber of Commerce published a series of documents that they have produced within their contribution for what is called the Local Skills Improvement Plan Trailblazer. The LSIP is a response directed to … Continue reading

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