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Archive for the ‘Business and Jobs’ Category

£millions of Pandemic aid handouts for second homers while low incomers get none

Posted on: 16th March 2020

Fighting for justice for the low paid and self employed, many of whom face severe hardship from the Government’s emergency C-19 measures. Meanwhile the Government gives generous handouts to second home owners. The grants now being offered to Cornwall’s second homers who don’t need the £70 million+ they will be entitled to claim under the […]

Next budget – best chance to deliver

Posted on: 4th March 2020

Next week the Conservatives have a golden opportunity to prove they can keep their word – to “end austerity” – when they deliver their Budget. The Chancellor’s Budget statement is traditionally the moment a Government can give itself at least 2 days of favourable news coverage (until the reality of the small print is examined. […]

Combat Coronavirus by tackling inequality

Posted on: 4th March 2020

If the Government really “will stop at nothing” to combat Coronavirus then it must immediately grant low paid workers the sickness protection rights they’ve steadfastly denied them. The Conservatives’ cheerleaders in the right-wing press say Ministers have promised to “stop at nothing” to avert a COVID-19 epidemic. But those same Ministers seem to be unaware […]

Of course it’s a pre-election bribe – but let’s bag it to give our towns a boost

Posted on: 6th September 2019

Andrew George welcomed today’s Conservative party (Government) announcement that it would spend £billions of taxpayers money to boost towns in the most marginal constituencies on the Country. Only towns in the most marginal seats of St Ives, Camborne-Redruth and Truro-Falmouth have been granted the chance to claim up to £25 million for each town – […]

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Celebration of Cornish enterprise and cuisine

Posted on: 14th March 2019

I was pleased to be able to pop in to a celebration of Cornish enterprise and cuisine in Parliament whilst in London on St Piran’s Day – an event originally set up by Dan Rogerson and me 17 years ago. Congratulations to Steve Double and Scott Mann for keeping this important event going. And to […]

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Searching for a Post Office

Posted on: 20th December 2018

While you’ve been searching for a Post Office, to buy Christmas stamps or to post parcels, you may have noticed that many no longer exist. Gulval, Heamoor, Long Rock, Carbis Bay, Newlyn, Leedstown etc closed. Mullion, St Keverne, The Lizard, Porthleven have faced uncertainty. There seems to be an inverse relationship – between record Post […]

George revisits Goonhilly – now “going from strength to strength”

Posted on: 25th May 2018

Former MP and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Andrew George, will revisit Goonhilly Earth Station on Friday 25th May to view the progress of the company he did much to help as MP. Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) Ltd has been going from strength to strength in the highly globally competitive world of space science and radio […]

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 […]