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Second Homes March

Second and holiday homes in Cornwall

Posted on: 6th December 2018

Second and holiday homes in Cornwall will avoid paying nearly £100 million in tax this year. That’s my conclusion after analysing the latest stats I’d gathered on second home ownership. Nearly 7,000 homes which opt to pay business rates rather than higher Council tax have successfully applied for full rebate. A tax subsidy of £12.6 […]

Second Homes March

4,250+ elderly/disabled people in Cornwall could get daily care support if second homes tax loopholes are stopped

Posted on: 3rd December 2018

Housing campaigner Andrew George has revealed new figures which indicate that tax advantages worth nearly £100 million will be granted to second and holiday homes in Cornwall this year. Of that £12.7 million is paid by Cornwall(1) to compensate second homers who use a business rate loophole. He further estimated that other tax loopholes/advantages available […]

Vince Cable

George to review progress of ‘old school’ rebuild project (which he worked to secure)

Posted on: 26th November 2018

Former Helston MP and Helston School old boy, Andrew George, will bring his Party Leader Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP to Helston Community College for a series of meetings including a public Meeting on matters of the day. This will take place on Thursday 29th November (see attached poster). While he’s there Andrew will […]

Second Homes March

The campaigns I’m involved in

Posted on: 22nd November 2018

Other than that, when I’ve completed my day job, the campaigns I’m involved in to support homes for locals, fair taxation for second homes, support for our still struggling NHS, decent services, protecting our post offices, to combat man-made climate change, a stronger environment and more are all making quiet but meaningful progress. A change […]

Police seeking witnesses following Helston offensive leaflet incident

Posted on: 20th November 2018

Police have confirmed they would like statements from witnesses who were handed leaflets as they entered the venue of a meeting which the local Conservative MP arranged with UKIP in Helston last Friday. Andrew George (who was a target of the offending leaflet) has confirmed that the Police are seeking statements from witnesses. He reported […]

What does the draft Brexit Agreement mean for Cornwall?

Posted on: 15th November 2018

Public meeting tonight St John’s Hall, Penzance – 7.30pm Top trade experts will speak at a public meeting arranged by Andrew George in Penzance this evening. Jason Hunter and Sarah Holmes will explain what the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement means for the UK and for Cornwall in particular. Jason Hunter and Andrew George will also […]

Brexit – a chance to learn what it all means and to have your say

Posted on: 14th November 2018

Trade experts will have meetings and a big public debate in West Cornwall tomorrow following the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement later today. Local campaigner and former MP Andrew George will welcome trade expert speakers to West Cornwall tomorrow to meet the public, students and businesses to advise on implications of the Brexit negotiations […]

Brexit poll

Help for local people perplexed by Brexit progress

Posted on: 12th November 2018

Local campaigner Andrew George will take to the public halls and streets this week to talk to local people about where they want the Brexit negotiations to go. He’s arranged speakers to join him in St John’s Hall, Penzance on Thursday evening and will visit Penwith College during that afternoon. He will also take his […]


And a second pat on your back

Posted on: 9th November 2018

And a second pat on your back. Our strong campaign for honest funding to save our NHS is working. Though the Conservative Government hasn’t given our NHS anything close to what it needs at least their claims of extra funding shows that the penny has dropped. Public spending announcements are rarely reported clearly by the […]

Second Homes March

Pat yourselves on the back!

Posted on: 9th November 2018

Pat yourselves on the back! Our campaign for a fairer housing market has forced a partial Government back down. Cornwall and the Scillies has been at the forefront of our campaign to highlight the industrial level (though lawful) tax avoidance going on in the second home sector. Growing numbers of second home investors have been […]