TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

  THE EMPTY TOWN HALL PRESS SEATS. It is very sad that the Oldham Chronicle has ceased publication after 150 years. It is the latest local paper to fall victim to the surge in on-line advertising and falling readership. For years local newspaper owners have cut the journalists to save costs and then been surprised [read more…]


  THE BUDGET AND BUSINESS RATES. The coverage of the row over the hike in business rates has shown once again that the media generally sees things from a London and south of England perspective. There are rumours that the Chancellor is going to take steps to soften the blow of this overdue review of [read more…]


  BREXIT DANGER. With death on the streets around the European Union Headquarters building and the Budget shambles at home, it has been a bad week for those of us wanting a remain vote in June’s EU referendum. The disgusting terrorist atrocities suggest Europe is falling apart under a wave of violence. The events in [read more…]


  PICK AND MIX You’ll look for an ideological thread in the Chancellor’s budget in vain. On the one hand he regards it as acceptable to cut disabled benefits whilst cutting Corporation Tax again. On the other hand the sugar tax is an intervention in the free market that met with the immediate approval of [read more…]


  PETROL TAX IS TEMPTING TARGET FOR OSBORNE. George Osborne is in danger of being caught in an ambush of his own making when he presents his budget next week. He needs to keep voters sweet ahead of the EU referendum but recently announced that the optimistic note he struck at the time of the [read more…]