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Have Your Say on the Poole Neighbourhood Plan

If you live locally, we invite your views on the Poole Quays Forum Neighbourhood Plan. The plan will guide the future development, regeneration and conservation of parts of Poole Town and Lower Hamworthy. Poole Cabinet member for planning and regeneration Cllr Ian Potter: “The neighbourhood plan area will see a lot of change over the coming years including new residential and commercial development. We welcome everyone’s views on the plan. It is particularly important that local people who live, work and carry out business within the plan area, and those who may be affected by development in this area, comment on the policies being proposed by the Neighbourhood Forum. I would urge people to actively engage in the consultation so that the inevitable growth that takes place in this central area of Poole, will be sustainable for generations to come.”  

A New National Living Wage

Today, 1.3 million of the lowest paid working people in Britain, aged 25 or over, will get a direct pay rise.The new National Living Wage will start at £7.20 an hour, and is expected to rise to

Budget 2016

After Chancellor George Osborne delivered the 2016 Budget in Parliament, our Poole MP Robert Syms responded in the Commons debate: "Budgets come and go, but what is important is the direction of the country over a period of years. ... Employers have been able to invest, employees have taken sensible decisions, and we have got a lot of our citizens into work. ... That constitutes a real success of economic policy, changing people’s life chances and giving them far more opportunities to make the best of their lives."

Conservative Party Review Released

The Rt. Hon. the Lord Feldman of Elstree, Andrew Feldman, Chairman of the Conservative Party, has released the Conservative Party Review. His Review Panel was composed of representatives from all areas of the Party: volunteers, councillors, MPs, MEPs and Peers. Following a 10 month consultation across all sections of the Party and country, members have engaged with the consultation, united in our common desire to answer the question of how we succeed and grow in the twenty-first century. Tasked with looking at how the Party works and how to ensure it is in the best possible shape to win elections, whether local or nationwide, for years to come, the Panel identified three main areas where reform is needed: membership administration, Party structure and candidates.

Budget 2016: Cutting taxes for 31 million people

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are cutting taxes for working people so they can keep more of the money they earn.

Budget 2016: Lifetime ISAs

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are introducing a new Lifetime ISA to help the next generation to save.

Budget 2016: Freezing fuel duty

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are freezing fuel duty to help household budgets and support small firms.