Tag Archives: Economy

Labour Taking Control of Cambridge City Council

Following the election result on the morning of the 23rd of May 2014 I went on Paul Stainton’s Bigger Breakfast show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to discuss Labour taking control of Cambridge City Council. I have transcribed the elements of the show relating to Cambridge, which include exchanges with the outgoing council leader Liberal Democrat [...]

Response to Cambridge Local Plan Consultation 2012

Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options Document. I have responded to the current consultation on Cambridge’s Local Plan, the document against which future planning applications in the city will be assessed. Many of my representations relate to issues I have discussed previously on my website. In many cases I have simply tailored my previously expressed [...]

Julian Huppert PMQ on Workers’ Rights

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert got the first question at Prime Minister’s questions on the 9th of November 2011. After having asked the always topical question of: If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9 November. which prompted the predictable response of: This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others and, in [...]

EEDA Cambridge Cluster Report

Cambridge’s Economic Roles The East of England Development Agency has published a report titled: Cambridge Cluster at 50 on the Cambridge economy. The focus is on the “Cambridge Phenomenon” – mainly the universities, high tech firms but also considering other key aspects such as the city centre and tourism. The report looks to the future [...]

Getting Your Share of the Banks – My View

Stephen Williams MP, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokeman Stephen Williams MP has today published an utterly bonkers proposal to distribute the UK state’s shareholding in the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group to all UK adults. I was planning to comment on his blog article in which he describes his proposals, but the comments [...]

Universities Minister David Willetts on Tuition Fees and Science

David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Speaking in Cambridge on the 3rd of March 2011. On the evening of the 3rd of March 2011 I went to listen to Universities and Science Minister David Willetts speaking at the University of Cambridge. As the minister sought to defend his Government’s policy of [...]

David Willetts – Minister for Universities and Science – Speaking in Cambridge

David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science. David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, is speaking in Cambridge this evening, the 3rd of March 2011. The event, described as “an evening with” and a “debate” rather than simply a speech, has been organised by the Cambridge University Scientific Society [...]

Tax and Compliance Hurdles for Small Companies

After Days Battling With a Companies House Online Form I Resorted to the Royal Mail Encouraging people to start and run companies is essential for the UK’s economy. There is huge potential for making small companies’ interactions with Government simpler and cheaper and to remove some of the hurdles those running smaller companies currently face. [...]

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert Absent from Trident Vote

Tellers report the result of a vote on an ambiguous SNP amendment on Trident which was supported by just 27 MPs. On the 8th of June 2010 MPs were discussing the coalition’s programme for government in the House of Commons. An archaic tradition, which does nothing for making Parliament more accessible and easy to follow, [...]