Monthly Archives: January 2011

GDP down. Shock – what shock?

So GDP for the fourth quarter of 201o is down by 0.5% compared to an increase of 0.7% in the previous quarter.  Sorry – is anyone really surprised by this? The only elements showing increases are agiculture, manufacturing (now our … Continue reading

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Support cut for vulnerable people

Cornwall Council has managed to get its way into the national press regarding its Supporting People cuts.  This is a grant that the council gets to spend on housing support for the most vulnerable in society.  Central government has, at … Continue reading

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What’s Cornwall Council up to with St Austell?

Documents that went to Cabinet at Cornwall Council on the 12th January, included a report concerning a regeneration plan for St Austell, St Blazey and the China Clay area.  I’ve not yet been through the plan, so will reserve judgement … Continue reading

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Predicting the deficit

The first of my new year predictions was about the deficit growing more than expected.  My rationale around this, is that the austerity drive and continuing issues around resource depletion and the global economy are likely to make recovery difficult. … Continue reading

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New Year Predictions

I thought putting my money where my mouth is and trying to predict some of the things likely to happen in 2011 was a marginally better idea than new year resolutions, so here goes. The deficit will grow by 10% … Continue reading

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