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Angry Flood Victims Confront David Cameron

Angry Flood Victims Confront David Cameron

Angry Flood Victims Confront David Cameron. David Cameron has been confronted by angry residents who told him they had been “abandoned” after the Christmas storm left their village flooded.

The Prime Minister was told that more must be done to tackle the problems with flooding as he visited the village of Yalding in Kent, where 100 homes had to be evacuated over Christmas.

Erica Olivares said she had been without power since Monday and when she and others had tried to contact their local council for help as the floodwaters rose they had been unable to get through as staff had “decided to go on their holidays”. read more

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Pay Increases for MPs

Pay Increases for MPs

Pay Increases for MPs WAGES for MPs look poised to rise by more than £6,000 a year.

Commons expenses watchdog the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has launched a public consultation on proposals to increase their pay to £74,000 in 2015.

MPs currently receive just over £66,000, but that was already due to rise to £67,000 next April, with a further one per cent rise the following year, meaning IPSA’s recommendation amounts to a total rise of just over nine per cent. read more

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How A Big Pay Rise For MPs Can Be Justified

How A Big Pay Rise For MPs Can Be Justified

How A Big Pay Rise For MPs Can Be Justified Are MPs really worth £74,000 a year? Sky News sets out the arguments for and against giving MPs a huge wage increase.

Handing politicians a pay rise when ordinary Britons face austerity is bound to be a hard sell but some of the arguments in favour are hard to ignore.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has suggested a massive 11% hike to £74,000 and will now put the plan out for consultation.

The prospect of an increase in 2015 comes as taxpayers, already mostly on far lower salaries, face a cost of living squeeze and public sector pay increases are limited to 1%. read more

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Royal Mail Privatisation Plans To Be Announce

Royal Mail Privatisation Plans To Be Announce

  • Posted: Jul 10, 2013
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 Royal Mail Privatisation Plans To Be Announce The Government is to set out one of the biggest privatisation plans in decades, valuing the company at an estimated £2.5bn

Iimage Royal mailThe process of selling off the Royal Mail begins today with the promise of free shares for workers weighed against fears about layoffs and higher postage costs.

Business Secretary Vince Cable will outline details of the flotation to MPs in the Commons at 12.30pm. read more

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George Osborne Reaches Deal On Spending Cuts

George Osborne Reaches Deal On Spending Cuts

  • Posted: Jun 23, 2013
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George Osborne Reaches Deal On Spending Cuts

(Reuters) – Chancellor George Osborne completed talks on Sunday with government departments aimed at securing spending cuts worth 11.5 billion pounds in 2015-16 to help reduce the country’s budget deficit, the Treasury said.

George Osborne on the BBC

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne appears on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, presented by Sophie Raworth, in this photograph provided by the BBC, in London June 23, 2013. read more

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