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July 2011

Up to £45.5m of new Coalition cuts could hit Hull in 2014

Jul 17, 2011

Hull City Council could lose up to £45.5 million for local services each year, following Coalition Government plans confirmed today by Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles.

In Government plans on Business Rates announced in the House of Commons today, the Coalition only promised that local authorities likely to lose out under the changes will not do so in the first year of 2013/14. From the following year the financial outlook appears less positive for places such as Hull.

Bank Bonus Tax jobs boost blocked by Government

Jul 04, 2011

Hull North MP Diana Johnson tonight voted in Parliament to repeat the bankers’ bonus tax to help create up to 100,000 jobs for young people.

The move proposed by Labour, which would have seen up to 8,600 of these jobs created in Yorkshire and the Humber, was voted down by Lib Dem and Tory MPs.

The Labour Party had tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill that would have required the Tory-led Government to repeat last year’s bonus tax.

Lib Dems join Tories to block action against loan sharks

Jul 03, 2011

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has condemned Lib Dem and Tory MPs for voting down a Labour call for Government action against high cost lending by loan sharks.

After months of delay, ministers have been put under renewed pressure to get a grip on the problems caused by payday, doorstep and other high-cost lenders, especially to consumers in the most deprived areas of the country.