Essential Travel Only: Reduced train service due to industrial action on Saturday 25 June

Essential Travel Only: Reduced train service due to industrial action on Saturday 25 June

AS industrial action by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on the UK rail network continues, customers are reminded to only travel on Saturday 25 June if their journey is essential. Significant disruption is expected on all lines with services starting later and finishing much earlier than usual.  We are continuing […]

Thurrock Council boss expresses “significant concerns” over Lower Thames Crossing

Thurrock Council boss expresses “significant concerns” over Lower Thames Crossing

THURROCK Council is poised to give its formal response to a consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing and has questioned the scheme’s viability in letter to the treasury. The council has written to Simon Clarke, Chief Secretary to the Treasury saying it has “significant concerns” about the scheme. In the letter Rob Gledhill, leader […]

No-fault evictions and barring tenants on benefits to be outlawed in England

No-fault evictions and barring tenants on benefits to be outlawed in England

MEASURES to tackle unscrupulous private landlords who evict tenants without giving a reason or who let unsafe homes, will be introduced under government proposals aimed at giving a better deal for millions of renters in England reports The Guardian. The centrepiece of the fairer private rented sector white paper, published by the government on Thursday, […]

Norwich to Tilbury National Grid pylon consultation has ‘legal deficiencies’

Norwich to Tilbury National Grid pylon consultation has ‘legal deficiencies’

A CONSULTATION document for plans to build high voltage electricity pylons through Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex needs to be rewritten to include other options, a barrister has said. The planned 112 mile-long (180km) power line would run from Norwich, in Norfolk, to Tilbury, in Essex.Charles Banner QC said there were “legal deficiencies” with the consultation. […]

More than 200,000 east of England manufacturing jobs lost during pandemic

More than 200,000 east of England manufacturing jobs lost during pandemic

THE race to net zero could revolutionise UK manufacturing – instead Ministers let the jobs disappear overseas, says GMB Union The East of England lost more than 20,000 manufacturing jobs during the pandemic, GMB analysis shows. The damning statistics are revealed alongside GMB’s Annual Congress, which takes place in Harrogate today [June 13, 2022]. They […]

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