Posts Tagged ‘Inflation’

Migrant ‘health surcharge’ to raise £200 million a year

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

Legislation coming into effect on 6 April means that nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) coming to the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ when they make their immigration application. It will also be paid by non-EEA nationals already in the UK who apply to

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Budget 2015 confirms Long Term Economic Plan for the South East and sets out next steps to do more.

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

The Chancellor has set out further steps to boost economic success in the South East to ensure that the region continues to play a significant role in a truly national recovery
The new measures will help build on government investment in the South East, both via locally targeted and national schemes
As important next steps in the

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Debate on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Comments Off | 01-18-2015

I am delighted to respond on this crucial debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Britain has always been a great trading nation.
From the wool trade of the Middle Ages, to the spice routes of the 17th century, to the Victorian Pax Britannica which saw the Royal Navy deployed to protect sea lanes around the

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Improved help for the financially vulnerable targeted

Comments Off | 08-8-2014

The Insolvency Service has issued a call for evidence on increasing the bankruptcy debt threshold which was set at £750 almost three decades ago. It is also seeking views on how debt relief orders (DROs), introduced five years ago for those trapped with debts of less than £15,000 and no means of paying it off,

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British Ports Assocation: smaller ports fund

Comments Off | 04-4-2014

I am delighted to have been invited back to the British Ports Association’s annual lunch.
Because the BPA represents the full breadth of ports, harbours, terminal operators and port facilities across the country you are an important and influential voice in government and beyond.
And I would like to thank Andrew for that kind introduction and congratulate

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