The Times: It is time to reboot the competition regime for the modern, digital age

John wrote this article for The Times newspaper. Adam Smith never bought car insurance. Or used an internet search engine. Or took out a triple-play broadband-TV-phone contract. If he had, the father of modern economics might have been less confident that free competition between suppliers ensures all customers get a…

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Mercury Article: A slight pause on our Local Plan campaign, whilst the Council goes through all the responses

The Council’s consultation on its plans for local transport and homes has just closed. Don’t worry if you missed it, because there’s a second round due later this autumn. But a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part, particularly the thousand-plus who wrote in to agreed with me that…

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Mercury Article: The clock is ticking. The Council’s new master-plan is out for consultation!

The clock is ticking. The Council’s new master-plan is out for consultation, and the final version will define how Weston, Worle and nearby villages will look and feel for everyone to live in, for decades to come. The first version had some really good things in it, like investment in central Weston…

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