Brexit offers the UK a chance to drop the EU’s confusing labelling scheme in favour of one which offers consumers the information they really need.
Sponsored Post: Association of British Bookmakers: Family-run bookmakers in plea to save their shops
A warning against cutting maximum stakes on popular gaming machines.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: The rail industry is bigger than previously thought – and is ready to deliver even more for UK plc
In total, the industry employs more people than the entire city of Birmingham, and can play a crucial role in the country’s economic future.
The Government may be about to go against its own messages and negatively impact a generation of parents.
Sponsored Post: Association of British Bookmakers: A £2 stake on FOBTs would deal a devastating blow to High Streets
The proposals risks forcing more than 4,500 betting shops to close by 2020, with a serious knock-on effect for neighbouring businesses.
Sponsored Post: Association of British Bookmakers: 1,500 jobs wiped out as betting shop closures accelerate in advance of FOBT decision
For four years in a row the number of bookmakers has declined.
Sponsored Post: Tim Alderslade: Passenger charges must come down for new routes to thrive at expanded Heathrow
The airport’s passenger charges have trebled over the past decade. That bill should come down, or else competitors abroad will steal a march on the UK.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: Rail funding is heading in the right direction, but more must be done to smooth ‘boom and bust’
Since my last article, there has been real progress to improve rail funding overall. Next we should consider how to reduce uncertainty within the supply chain.
Efficiently delivered by the private sector, this scheme is a real boon to the very hard-working families Theresa May wants to help.
Five priorities set out here would boost exports, tackle business rates, protect the self-employed, increase housing and create jobs.
Sponsored Post: Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney: Campaign against school cuts – it’s time to ramp up the pressure
The Government has announced an additional £1.3 billion over two years for schools. This is an achievement for our campaign – but it is still nowhere near enough.
EU nationals are vital to our economy. The Government should bear this in mind in the negotiations.
Sponsored Post: Nick Barton: Trains are just as important as planes in tackling the UK’s air capacity issues
There is a significant opportunity to improve rail links. We must not allow it to pass us by.
Sponsored Post: Derek Webb: The bookies’ trade body desperately attacks the Centre for Social Justice over its FOBT report
My Campaign for Fairer Gambling will continue to press for stakes to be capped at £2.
Sponsored Post: Association of British Bookmakers: A disappointingly flawed report from the CSJ on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals
Their proposal to reduce stakes would harm workers, the Exchequer, and sports.