Category: Money

Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy

If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the voting lobbies. She demanded I hand her over to her instead, despite being…
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Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy

If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the voting lobbies. She demanded I hand her over to her instead, despite being…
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Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy

If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the voting lobbies. She demanded I hand her over to her instead, despite being…
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Second homes can be a blight and a blessing on British towns. We need the right balance | Simon Jenkins

Since childhood I have lived some of the year in a Welsh valley. It is possible to become a part of the local community Whitby has had enough. So have Mevagissey and St Ives. So has Brighton. So have the Lake District, the Cotswolds and half the beauty spots in Britain. No more second homers.…
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Digitalisation of services and money is creating a two-tier society | Letters

Andy Beverley is worried for those who are excluded by cashless systems, and Jane Ghosh says counter services are essential Thank you for highlighting the issue of digital exclusion (Editorial, 23 June). A similar problem is developing with digital payments. For what to many is innocent and inevitable progress, the millions of people in the…
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Owning a second home is antisocial behaviour | Letters

Graham Lees, Robin Buck and Janet Thompson respond to Simon Jenkins’ article in which he said second homes can be a blight and a blessing on British towns Simon Jenkins is being uncharacteristically naive to suggest that a way through the destructiveness caused by mass second homers is a “voluntary charter” of commitment to the…
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Why should poor park home residents miss out on £400 energy grant? | Brief letters

Help with bills | Bring back Guardian Soulmates | Outwith understanding | 65-year-olds in Norfolk My partner, 85, and I, 75, live in a residential park home in Cornwall, and we have just learned from the owners of the site that we shall not receive Rishi Sunak’s £400 grant to cut energy bills (Report, 28…
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