Blog: budget

BLOG: Reflections on Kingston Council’s Budget Conversations

Kingston & Surbiton Labour Party’s Vice Chair, Liz Meerabeau, reflects on the borough’s Budget Conversations. This is an amended version of a letter which did not appear in the Surrey Comet! The government cuts to [&he...

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BLOG: The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement: has he been convinced by Jeremy Corbyn on Tax Credits?

In his Autumn Statement, in reality yet another budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has scrapped plans to abolish Tax Credits immediately and has decided that he can no longer stand  in front of Jeremy [&he...

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BLOG: Kingston & Surbiton CLP on the End Austerity Now March 20th June 2015

Why we must protest against government austerity plans On 20th June 2015, members of Kingston and Surbiton Labour Party were proud to be part of the enormous rally “End Austerity Now”, marching from the Bank [&he...

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BLOG: Public Finance, the latest Coalition Budget and Coalition Government Myth-making about Labour

Gerry Jones, Branch Secretary for New Malden in Kingston & Surbiton CLP, provides a detailed analysis of public finance after the latest Liberal Democrat / Tory Coalition Budget, and exposes the Coalition “myth-making” about Gordon [&he...

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BLOG: What are we to make of the removal of tax relief on charitable donations by high earners?

As a former chief executive of a national charity, my first thoughts on Osborne’s sections in his budget on philanthropic and charitable giving were unprintable. He was capping the amount of giving that qualified for [&he...

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