How does the budget affect Hackney? The borough’s MPs are unimpressed

18 Mar , 2016  

Meg Hillier warned people in Hackney they face “more hidden pain” after George Osborne delivered  a budget which she claimed underlined the government’s neglect of “people at the rung of the ladder”. In what he termed “a budget for the next generation”, Chancellor George Osborne announced a sugar tax on soft drinks to help tackle […]

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Meg Hillier slates Osborne’s budget

16 Mar , 2016  

Meg Hillier has joined her fellow Hackney MP Diane Abbott in criticising George Osborne’s Budget. Speaking in the Commons shortly after the chancellor, Ms Hillier added her concerns about the Budget’s impact on Hackney to those raised by Diane Abbott exclusively to Hackney Post this afternoon. “I bet there is more hidden pain for many […]

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Diane Abbott MP delivering her keynote speech 'Children and public health_ putting families at the heart of policy' _ Flickr - Photo Sharing!


EXCLUSIVE: Diane Abbott blasts Osborne over ‘misleading’ Budget

16 Mar , 2016  

Diane Abbott has slammed George Osborne’s Budget and its impact on Hackney. Ms Abbott exclusively told Hackney Post: “The chancellor’s latest budget paints a rosy picture but this couldn’t be further from the truth for Hackney.” Growing inequality Ms. Abbott said that zero-hours contracts, the high costs of rent and public transport and the decline in social […]

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What do Hackney businesses want from George Osborne’s budget?

8 Mar , 2016  

As George Osborne prepares his red box for his eighth budget next week, small businesses are waiting to see what the Chancellor has up his sleeve for this year. Mr Osborne has so far kept his cards close to his chest– apart from showing his hand on pension reform before folding on Sunday night– but many commentators expect […]

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Fact-check: What does the budget mean for Hackney?

19 Mar , 2015  

Hackney’s residents should be rejoicing according to George Osborne after his pre-election budget, the corner having apparently been turned and plenty of juicy incentives promised. But is this really the case? Here at the Hackney Post, we decided to fact-check some of the Chancellor’s key announcements. How much money comes to a Hackney citizen from the personal […]

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An image of the red budget box.


What do Hackney business owners think of the budget?

19 Mar , 2015  

The 2015 budget was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Wednesday. DON’T MISS: Fact-checking the 2015 budget for Hackney Among other things, the election budget included scrapping the annual tax return and lowering business tax. We asked local business owners in Hackney for their thoughts on the changes. Mahmet Yemtur, owner of […]


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2013 budget did little to help the poorest, analyst says

21 Mar , 2013  

For Hackney, the real impact of this budget will be largely non-existent, IPPR specialist says. “It will do little to improve the prospects for the local economy, will not ease the financial pain of Hackney’s poor, and does nothing to address the long-term problems the area faces in terms of housing and youth unemployment.”

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LIVEBLOG: Hackney Council Meeting

27 Feb , 2013  

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Hackney campaigners prepare for budget protest

24 Mar , 2011  

Hackney Unites will take part in the TUC’s ‘March for the Alternative’ on Saturday

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Labour loses core voters with fresh 10% tax on cider

25 Mar , 2010  

Local pubs (and the Wurzels) hit by extra 10% tax on cider.

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