Swale Heating has written to the Chancellor urging him to introduce a nationwide boiler replacement scheme in Wednesday’s budget to help homeowners save on fuel bills.
launched today by Highways England for a lorry holding area that would end the
misery suffered by thousands of residents and businesses when Operation Stack is
in force could, save the Kent and Medway economy £1.45million a day.
Independent economic research indicates that this year’s Open Championship brought a massive £77 million boost to Kent.
Two weeks after the European Commission published a proposed reform of EU fishing management, a research study has concluded that the practice of dumping fish over quota has cost the UK almost £1bn.
Howard's Way.... a weekly column from the Rt. Hon. Michael Howard QC. MP.
23 April 2009
Dover District Council is launching extra initiatives to help
A new team, working with Citizens Advice Bureau and
The new Health and Well-Being Team and partners will
Staff with specialist skills and knowledge from a range of departments
have been brought together to offer help, advice and support in one
place. The team is also working closely with a range of other agencies
and partners in the community.
The team and partners will target every aspect of life affected by
unemployment and lost income. Help will cover housing and Council Tax
Benefits, Jobseekers Allowance, disability benefits, redundancy advice
employers and employees, advice for everyone aged 60 or over, financial
help, specialist debt advice, advice about getting involved with your
community, volunteering and access to health advice.
Dover District Council is also bringing together local business groups
to identify what support business needs and what can be done to help
business and employees through the current climate. Proposals are also
being put forward by the Councilâ€™s Cabinet to double the financial help
it has available for business rate relief for businesses struggling to
deal with immediate hardship.
Dover District Council, with a range of partners, is formulating a Dover
District Financial Inclusion Strategy. The draft can be seen at
www.dover.gov.uk/community - click on community
development. Your views are welcomed.
For more information or to contact the team, please call the Health and
Well-being helpline on (01304) 872338 or email
The Folkestone Express office in the town's Sandgate Road is to close
The family-owned group axed 59 posts including 30
Folkestone and Hythe MP and former Conservative Leader Michael Howard has called for an immediate investigation over a leaked story which caused shares to plummet.
Mr Howard wrote to the Financial Services Authority after a report by the BBCâ€™s business editor Robert Peston suggested a number of UK banks 'asked' the Chancellor for capital injections, causing UK bank shares to tumble on Tuesday (7 October).
The letter pointed out that the regulatory
announcement system existed to prevent this sort of report and its
consequences and requested that an inquiry into the source of the leaked
information be launched immediately.