IT’S OFFICIAL – THE WEST OF ENGLAND CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE TORIES: METRO MAYOR RESPONDS TO AUSTERITY AUTUMN STATEMENT

Following the Chancellor’s austerity Autumn Statement this afternoon, Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “West of England residents were already facing the biggest hit to incomes on record – now they face a recession while being forced to stump up with £55 billion of tax rises and cuts to public services to clean up the messContinue reading “IT’S OFFICIAL – THE WEST OF ENGLAND CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE TORIES: METRO MAYOR RESPONDS TO AUSTERITY AUTUMN STATEMENT”

METRO MAYOR DEMANDS SUPPORT FOR HOMEOWNERS AS MORTGAGE RATES SPIRAL

Another 25,400 West of England households face paying over £400 more in their mortgage repayments every month because of the Tories’ failed economic policies. Rising interest rates seen after the Conservatives crashed the economy are forcing families re-mortgaging as their two-year fixed-rate deals come to an end to pay thousands of pounds more a year,Continue reading “METRO MAYOR DEMANDS SUPPORT FOR HOMEOWNERS AS MORTGAGE RATES SPIRAL”

METRO MAYOR HAILS FIVE-MONTH LIFELINE FOR THREE BATH BUSES

Bathonians will be welcomed back aboard three buses later this month after they were granted a temporary reprieve, thanks to efforts led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris. After intensive talks with the West of England Combined Authority, led by Mr Norris, a new operator – the Big Lemon group – has stepped in to runContinue reading “METRO MAYOR HAILS FIVE-MONTH LIFELINE FOR THREE BATH BUSES”

FULL STEAM AHEAD: PORTISHEAD TO BRISTOL TRAIN LINE GETS MAJOR BOOST AFTER PLANNING APPROVAL

The long-awaited reopening of the train line between Bristol and Portishead has taken another important step forwards after ministers gave the green light for works to get underway (today Monday 14 November) Planning permission and necessary environmental consents have been granted by the approval of a Development Consent Order. This follows the additional funding agreedContinue reading “FULL STEAM AHEAD: PORTISHEAD TO BRISTOL TRAIN LINE GETS MAJOR BOOST AFTER PLANNING APPROVAL”

ECONOMY SHRINKS AGAIN AS RECESSION LOOMS – AUSTERITY 2.0 NOT THE ANSWER, SAYS METRO MAYOR

The Tories are taking the West of England to the brink of recession as a result of the party’s “disastrous economic policies” of the last 12 years, warns Metro Mayor Dan Norris. The UK economy shrunk by 0.2% in the three months to September, new figures reveal, as experts warn the country is heading forContinue reading “ECONOMY SHRINKS AGAIN AS RECESSION LOOMS – AUSTERITY 2.0 NOT THE ANSWER, SAYS METRO MAYOR”