Peter Aldous questions the Government about plans to strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in the offshore wind sector and attract global investment in innovation and research post-Brexit
Peter Aldous calls for a pause on the sale of the Green Investment Bank and for the Government to retain a 25% stake so that the Government can hold the bank to its central mission of mobilising investment in the UK’s green economy.
Peter Aldous calls for investment in carbon capture and storage which has a crucial role to play if the UK is to deliver the emissions reductions to which it is committed at the lowest possible cost to consumers and taxpayers.
Speaking in a debate on the Local Government Finance Bill, Peter Aldous welcomes moves to ensure greater retention of business rate revenue by local authorities but seeks assurance that the needs-based review of fair funding is synchronised with the move towards full business rate retention. He also raises concerns relating to the provision of sufficient supported housing and growth constraints that are out of the control of local authorities.
Waveney District Council is conducting a Community Governance Review (CGR) for Lowestoft and the surrounding area and a Final Proposal has been published. Residents can use the Lowestoft CGR online consultation form to give their final comments on the proposal until 31 October 2016.
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