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‘No-deal’ would hurt seaside resorts, claims Thornberry

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Labour’s shadow foreign secretary has predicted that a ‘no- deal’ Brexit would hurt traditional seaside resorts such as Blackpool and Cleethorpes. Last last week’s Labour Party conference, Emily Thornberry warned that a rise in inflation, as predicted by the Bank of England in the event of a‘no-deal’ scenario, would mean both tourists from abroad and staycationers would be put off...

One percent compulsory levy would be weighted across sectors, says Labour

At a Bacta-sponsored fringe event during the Labour Party Conference, Tom Watson revealed that his proposed one percent statutory levy would be weighted across the differing sectors of the gambling industry. Tom Watson has revealed that his one percent statutory ‘smart levy’ would be weighted across the various industry sectors, with those most responsible for gambling-related harm also paying the...

“Radical overhaul” of UK gambling: Labour plans a £160m annual levy on industry

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Convinced by what it claims is the “hidden epidemic” of gambling addiction in Britain, the Labour Party has placed itself in stark opposition to the gambling industry. The Labour Party has called for a “radical overhaul” of gambling regulation in the UK - and issued a raft of over-reaching proposals that would see a Corbyn government impose a mandatory levy...

Corbyn competition could breach gambling regulations

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According to news service Buzzfeed, an email was sent out to Labour members last week telling them that if they donated a minimum of £10, they would be entered into a draw to win a weekend at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool, including a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn backstage. What the email should have said, given the UK’s over-reaching...

Step aside and let us decide

Our present political system is demoralising, laments Ken Scott. Time, then, for us to take back control. I wrote to the Prime Minister today. Not about the Triennial - that’ll be another time. But about the Brexit mess. I asked her to let the British people and British businesses make the final decision on what form of Brexit we should...

The Labour Party’s coastal identity crisis

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The Labour Party’s identity crisis has hit the coast, with MEP Alex Mayer stating that “more focus on visiting the natural heritage along the coast over penny machines, cheap beer and neon lights” is the right move forward. So is this the party of the working class? There are few more quintessentially English postcard images than deckchairs lining a sandy beach...

Tories fire back at Labour’s Coastal Communities Consultation

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    Socio-economic squabbles broke out in Clacton on 20 January as Labour promoted its Coastal Communities Consultation in the resort’s townsquare, much to a Conservative councillor’s consternation.   Alex Mayer, an MEP for the East of England, said that according to the Social Market Foundation think-tank, coastal towns are lagging behind inland areas, and have some of the worst levels of economic...

Labour launches its own review into gambling

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After backing a £2 maximum stake on FOBTs and expressing concern towards sports betting advertising, the Labour Party has launched a review into NHS treatment of addiction.   After learning the government does not know how many problem gamblers are being treated by the NHS, Labour has launched its own review into the treatment of gambling addiction - with a...

Jeremy Corbyn pledges seaside support

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has extolled the virtues of Britain’s coastal resorts at the first of a series of visits to the UK’s historical holidaying hotspots.   Starting the tour in Southend with Holly Lynch, shadow minister for coastal communities, Corbyn outlined his party’s plans for seaside industries and regional tourism post-Brexit and how they would do best to reverse...

Bacta shares platform with Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

As the Labour Party made its way to Brighton this week, so did bacta’s John White, who was a panellist in a debate during the party conference before hosting Fish & Chips & Beer on the pier for MPs.   Bacta’s empirically-based arguments supporting the need to significantly reduce FOBT stakes gained further traction this week when chief executive, John White,...

Corbyn pledges business boost for Blackpool

During a visit to the Fylde coast, Jeremy Corbyn announced plans for wholesale investment in Blackpool should Labour get to power, highlighting the importance of the leisure market.   The leader of the opposition noted that a lack of investment arising from Conservative austerity politics had taken their toll on the coastal resort, but was full of praise for the good...

Is Corbyn’s Labour worthy of a second chance?

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Many across the country have - as early as two years ago - denounced Jeremy Corbyn as unelectable, but will his manifesto open the opportunity for public perception redemption? It’s nice for a political party to finally take a stand on FOBTs, even if the reasoning in the manifesto is one dimensional. If anything, it may urge the Tories and Lib...

What does Labour’s manifesto mean for industry?

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Labour’s manifesto for the 2017 general election pulls no punches against FOBTs, but what does the party’s other policies mean for the amusements industry?   Labour will reduce the maximum stake on FOBTS and increase the delay between spins, the party manifesto promises, as well as reviewing ‘the large-scale demise of pubs’ and improving infrastructure outside of the South-East. Leaked on 11...

Corbyn pledges to scrap quarter year reports

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Jeremy Corbyn has set out Labour’s business objectives in a speech to the Federation of Small Businesses, with quarter year reports and business rates reform among their priorities.   “I want to make it clear today that we will not raise the small business corporation tax rate. “What people running small businesses tell me is that they are fed up with there...

Corbyn’s re-election disarms high street traders in Barrow-in-Furness

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The Labour leader’s restoration is already ruffling feathers in the Cumbrian town of Barrow-in-Furness, whose local businesses depend upon the nuclear deterrent that Corbyn so despises.   With the news that Labour’s pacifist leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has secured an even larger mandate than he did a year ago, many Conservatives will be quietly applauding what they see as another nine years at...