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Mitie must pay up or give up

Posted on: 9th March 2015

  West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called on the executives of the company which recently took over RCHT “hotel” services, Mitie, to honour its employer obligations to its staff and pay up or surrender their contract. Mr George had raised concerns on behalf of his constituents about unpaid salaries, unpaid overtime, unmet contributions to […]

George opens ‘Pub is the Hub’ in Ashton

Posted on: 23rd February 2015

      Villagers watch as ‘Pub in the Hub’ is officially opened West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has (on Friday 20th February) formally opened the ‘Pub is The Hub’ community shop at The Lion and Lamb in Ashton.  The Pub is the Hub is a not for profit initiative which has provided The Lion […]

George calls for reduction of VAT on tourism

Posted on: 17th February 2015

  West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called for a reduction on VAT for tourism businesses.  Mr George is a long term campaigner for a fairer rate of VAT for tourism and is calling for Government action. Lowering the rate of VAT would make the UK more commensurate with other EU countries – 24 of […]

George celebrates Cornish Apprenticeship success

Posted on: 16th February 2015

Andrew George, centre, pictured at the launch last year of Cornwall Apprenticeships 300 in 100 campaign     West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, will tomorrow ( Tuesday 17th February) meet apprentices from across Cornwall.  He will meet a cohort of eight new Youth Apprentices starting their one year apprenticeship this month with voluntary organisations, charities […]

Supermarket Watchdog must show its teeth – George

Posted on: 5th February 2015

The National Chair of the body which led the campaign for the Supermarket Watchdog – the Grocery Code Adjudicator – Andrew George MP, has welcomed the announcement of its first investigation into Tesco’s alleged unfair treatment of its suppliers. Mr George expressed disappointment that the Watchdog does still not have the powers to levy a […]

“Listen to local fears” – ‘Super Quarry’ faces questions – George

Posted on: 26th January 2015

    Andrew George and Tess Blazey of Tidal Lagoon   Local MP Andrew George is urging regulators to listen closely to local fears about plans to turn Dean Quarry at St Keverne to what they believe will be a “super quarry”. Mr George had met with representatives of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project […]

Funding boost for St Ives and Scillies – welcomed by George

Posted on: 26th January 2015

Andrew George discusses the success with Tate St Ives Executive Director Mark Osterfield and the Gallery Artistic Director Sam Thorne this weekend   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, will welcome millions of pounds of Government funding for jobs and investment in St Ives and the Isles Scilly this Monday morning.  The money – from the […]

George presses for apprenticeship support for small businesses

Posted on: 9th January 2015

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, urged a Government Minister to help small businesses in West Cornwall who want to create apprenticeships.  Since 2010, the Liberal Democrats in Coalition have created over 2million new apprenticeships across the country, with 780 set up in the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency in 2013 and 670 established […]

Andrew George MP delivers Christmas cheer to postal workers at Royal Mail’s Penzance delivery office

Posted on: 5th December 2014

Andrew George MP passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the Penzance Delivery Office. Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Mr George saw the hard work and dedication of postal workers to sort and deliver festive mail. West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has visited Royal Mail’s Penzance delivery office […]

Building the required business infrastructure in Cornwall

Posted on: 1st December 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the Federation of Small Businesses ‘Resetting the agenda for infrastructure – Cornwall 2014/2015″ Report which highlights the infrastructure issues facing the business community in Cornwall. The Report also calls for “an examination into how investment is distributed and an assurance that Cornwall will get a larger slice of […]