Surrey County Council

Budget 17: Tax Is The Biggest Elephant In The Room

Simon Sapper | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

But the bottom line is that the government needs money to run public services and things that the private sector either can't or doesn't want to do. That money comes predominantly from taxation in one form or another. To have turned taxation into the most sacred of all sacred cows is an act of supreme folly and self-delusion. We cheat ourselves by not talking about tax or condemning those who do.

The Waugh Zone March 8, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, March 8… 1) TAKING A PHIL PILL It’s Philip Hammond’s first and last spring Budget. And the ...

Government's 'Gentleman's Agreement' With Tory Council Over Tax Hike Revealed

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

A Tory council leader told how he had secured a “gentleman’s agreement” with the Government to avoid an embarrassing 15% tax hike. Downing Stree...

Should Council Tax Hikes Or National Taxation Fund Better Care?

Stephen Burke | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

A new vision has to win popular support. Universality is key to ensuring buy-in from the whole population and to tackling the unpopular and fragmented local variations that currently exist. Universality is also critical to raising the status of care and caring, and the value placed on care.

Lack of Media Interest in Gloria Foster's Death a Sad Reflection of Society's Attitude to the Elderly

Hayley Meachin | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Politics
Hayley Meachin

A former secretary at global corporation Shell, in her youth Gloria Foster was described by a friend as "incredibly glamorous, she loved life". In later life, following a stroke, her vitality faded, and she became reclusive, not wanting her many friends to witness her decline.

Elderly Widow Dies After Being Left Without Care

PA | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

An elderly woman has died after being left without care following a raid on the company that had been looking after her. Widow Gloria Foster, who w...

Volunteer-Run Libraries Ruled 'Unlawful'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

A county council's plan for 10 libraries to be run by volunteers was ruled unlawful by the High Court today. Surrey County Council planned the comm...