It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.
Posts Tagged: Marcus Jones MP
Small firms have had to struggle due to bureaucratic inertia by some councils. At least the culprits have been identified.
The Government has not reintroduced the Bill that would implement its commitment to the localisation of business rates by 2020.
Council papers are curbed while independent papers will get a Business Rates cuts.
This week we examine another region where the main parties fought themselves to a stalemate, whilst UKIP positioned themselves for future success.
Recent ConservativeHome authors James Wharton and Guto Bebb are present. Both expressed concern about the consequences for their areas of the offer to Scotland.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in Parliament, Richard Bacon, a Conservative backbencher, tried to introduce a Bill which would… Read more »
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. The Daily Mail this morning reports on the 118 Conservative MPs who have written to… Read more »
Cameron hears Tory consternation about European budgets and banking union – and receives grilling on in/out referendum
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday afternoon, the House of Commons questioned David Cameron on his trip to the… Read more »
Peter Bone and Philip Hollobone can be proud of their work on the BackBench Business Committee — but it may never be as powerful/ awkward for the govt again if the new members get their way…
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Like Graham Brady I wasn't keen on the nature of some of the electioneering but… Read more »
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter 8.45pm Update by Matthew Barrett: I have now learned which candidates are being backed by… Read more »
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter The 301 group is perhaps the most active and important group of backbench Tory MPs. Tim… Read more »
What is the 40 group? Matthew Barrett profiles the MPs trying to keep hold of the most marginal Tory seats
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter I recently profiled the 2020 and Free Enterprise groups of Tory MPs. Those two groups are formed by ideology:… Read more »
by Paul Goodman I've found the following methods in yesterday's first day's debate on the budget – having earlier covered… Read more »
Here is the latest in our series of Twenty Questions with members of the Class of 2010… Marcus Jones was… Read more »