Mercury Article: Much needed investment will help local families waiting for all-important diagnosis

For well over a year there’s been a steady trickle of local families with autistic children coming to my weekly surgery. They’ve been having problems getting the all-important diagnosis to unlock vital extra funds and support at school. Some of them are having to wait months or even years to…

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Weston’s MP Responds To Recommendation Joint Spatial Plan Be Withdrawn

In a letter dated August 1st, Government Planning Inspectors advised the local authorities for Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset to withdraw their Joint Spatial Plan and take it back to the drawing board. Welcoming the comments from the Planning Inspectors, John Penrose MP said:…

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CITY A.M. Article: Let’s reform our ugly company tax system and start rewarding long-term investors

There’s an old saying that if you laid all the economists in the world end to end, they still wouldn’t reach a conclusion.  But even so, most of them would agree that Britain’s economy doesn’t invest enough. We’re wedded to short-term consumer demand rather than investing in long-term growth like…

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Why railways should be more like airlines – and how passengers would gain if they were

There’s just the faintest whiff of new thinking in our railways. A breath of cool air on a passenger’s cheek that might, just possibly, herald a wind of change. And it’s coming, improbably, from the next-door sector of airlines. The Rail Delivery Group, a big-shot industry trade association, has just…

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