Merger of two Councils or Value for Money?

Money is tight, savings must be made and all that stuff. The phrase “value for money” is so “in” at the moment, its unreal. I’ve just found out  that Councillors at East Lindsey and South Holland gave the green light to the creation of the merged service company which will, they claim, save ratepayers in […]

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Coalition – what coalition?

I attended my first full Council meeting barely two weeks after the elections in May. It was also the Annual General Meeting, and as I didn’t know what to expect, I went in eager to see how things worked and all that. What transpired was so unexpected, so inexplicable, so outrageous that it took a […]

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Government to review Guided Bus Policy

It was revealed yesterday that Government transport chiefs are to look at options for reviewing the guided bus policy and will “draw on the Cambridgeshire experience”. This came about following the call by the Cambridge City MP Julian Huppert, for a public enquiry into the guided bus scheme being built in Cambridge. . . The […]

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Getting into my stride

If last week is a taster of what is to come, then I need to get some exercise, both physical and mental, to ensure I can keep up. Or perhaps just clone myself. I had my first meeting with a resident to listen to and talk with them about their problem. I expect that this […]

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Effects of new Tax Changes

1.Tax free allowance increase in stages, to reach £10,000, currently £6,500. 2. Employees NIC going up slightly, but not employers NIC 3. CGT – going up from 18% to 40%, but likely to affect non-business assets, like second homes and shares. 4. VAT may go up from 17.5% to 20% or more. Emergency budget will […]

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