Tag Archives: Kelly Tolhurst

When will the Government end section 21 evictions?


On Wednesday in Parliament at lunchtime, a few MPs spent an hour debating Homelessness under the heading of “Covid-19 Lockdown: Homelessness and Rough Sleepers”. Sadly there were no Sussex MPs involved in the debate although perhaps had it not been … Continue reading

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A debate to ban the sale of Fireworks for the public


On occasions, the timing of Parliamentary debates and written responses by the Government seem to be rather weird. Clearly the availability of debates regarding petitions only restarted a couple of weeks ago and so there are a significant number of … Continue reading

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How incompetent is our Government on Communications?


Yesterday evening Priti Patel hosted the daily COVID-19 press session and explained or rather did not explain why from 8th June there will be a 14 day quarantine arrangement from people who arrive from outside of the UK with a … Continue reading

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Small business claims on behalf of the Government – are they credible?


Yesterday in the House of Commons three Tory MPs asked the same question as a starter for a discussion about small businesses “What recent steps he has taken to support small businesses” The response which came from Paul Scully who … Continue reading

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Our Government must start listening to businesses effectively


The meeting that took place at the beginning of last week between the Department for BEIS represented by Andrea Leadsom and Kelly Tolhurst and a number of business network agencies has indicated that our Government is not willing to listen … Continue reading

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Three years later and what is there to show for it?


Today marks the third anniversary of the EU referendum result. I recall a few days earlier on Tuesday 21st June 2016 how Michael Gove stated on Radio 4 Today that if we vote to leave, that our departure would begin … Continue reading

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The Government should unpack the SME category


The apprehension that many of us share regarding this week’s vote and what will happen on 12th April or at the end of May cannot be ignored, even though there is a limit to what can be written or said … Continue reading

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MPs who really care about business needs


It is very disappointing that the letter which is shown here was signed by so few (46) Tory MPs. The truth is that their party claims to be one that is focused on the needs of business. Indeed a few … Continue reading

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