Post by: Jasper Cox


Hackney Council faces decision over total divestment

23 Mar , 2017  

Hackney Council will decide next week whether to start withdrawing from all investments in fossil fuels from its pension funds. The council have already pledged to remove half of its funds from fossil fuels over the next six years, and at the final investment strategy meeting on 29 March may commit to withdrawing all of […]


Homerton doctor was first on the scene at the Westminster attack despite being off duty

22 Mar , 2017  

Updated Thursday 23 March An off-duty doctor from Homerton University Hospital was one of the first on the scene at the Westminster terrorist attack. Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya was the first doctor on the scene after the terrorist attack at Westminster yesterday. The junior doctor had been attending an interview nearby. He told Buzzfeed: “I heard […]


Relief for self-employed as National Insurance rise scrapped

16 Mar , 2017  

The self-employed will be spared a tax rise after a government U-turn over National Insurance contributions (NICs). Chancellor Philip Hammond yesterday scrapped plans to increase NICs for the self-employed after pressure from Conservative MPs and accusations that he was breaking the 2015 manifesto pledge. Last week Philip Hammond announced that Class 4 NICs for the […]


Diane Abbott: National Insurance U-turn leaves a budget “black hole”

16 Mar , 2017  

Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington tweeted yesterday: “Tories are in chaos & Budget lies in tatters. They’ve U-turned on £2bn tax rise, leaving a black hole in their plan.” Those who are self-employed currently pay two types of National Insurance contributions: Class 2, which is a flat rate paid by workers […]

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Take a look inside Fee Fee La Fou’s quirky Dalston art store

16 Mar , 2017  

Jasper Cox talks to the owner of Fee Fee La Fou.