John welcomes extra Government cash to support Weston’s fight against Covid-19

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed a commitment of more than £11million to North Somerset to help the council, businesses and community fight the Coronavirus pandemic – significantly more than most other places in the country.  The extra money will be given to help North Somerset Council deal with the…

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The Telegraph: Boris Johnson urged to cut taxes to help get the economy moving after lockdown

Original article by Edward Malnick of The Telegraph. Available here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/05/30/boris-johnson-urged-cut-taxes-help-get-economy-moving-lockdown/ Report by the Conservative Policy Forum suggests a re-think of HS2 and a revival of food and drugs manufacturing in the UK TORY PARTY members want Boris Johnson to cut business rates and introduce a stamp duty holiday to…

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The Express: UK faces unexpected threat as ‘coronaphobia’ risks economic recovery

THE coronavirus lockdown has left more than two-thirds of Britons frightened to go to football matches, live shows, and other big public events, a new survey has suggested, dealing a blow to hopes of a swift economic recovery. The UK economy remains effectively closed, with no guarantees about when businesses…

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Mercury Article: Weston Hospital debt write-off and looking towards a lockdown-lite

This week saw one big problem solved, but another that kept going. The victory was the hospital, where we’ve finally got Ministers to write off over £57 million of accumulated debts from years of financial problems. It’s the final chapter in a long, long journey of fighting for funding improvements…

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