Monthly Archives: November 2012

Government cutting the wrong red tape

In its drive to cut down red tape the government has announced 2 proposals: 1. To allow house extensions up to 8m length without planning permission. 2. To withdraw the pedlar and street hawking laws so that certificates aren’t required. … Continue reading

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Banks, do we love them? No we don’t

It is worrying reading about what has happened in the financial sector over the last 10 years. Split-capital trusts. Equitable Life endowment policies. Light touch regulation. Triumvirate of regulation: FSA, Bank of England, Treasury. Company Pension fund collapses. Credit Default … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail to the north

The head of HS1, Rob Holden, is quoted in Rail Magazine number 708, as saying there is no need for a 250mph track for HS2, it could be slower.  He also says the UK is smaller than other countries and … Continue reading

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