More than a quarter of Hackney’s children are living in poverty, new figures have revealed. There are 15,280 under-16s in the borough living below the poverty line, according to a Child Health Profile published on Tuesday by Public Health England. The report showed Hackney had a child poverty rate of 27.4 per cent, considerably higher […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
This year’s budget was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today. Alongside national headline policies of lowering national debt, introducing a new pound coin and increasing GDP, the budget will affect Hackney businesses in several ways. Nationally, he has said he expects unemployment to fall to 5.3 per cent, as the number of […]
George Osborne and Jeremy Hunt met frontline staff at Homerton Hospital on Sunday following the announcement that frontline health services across the UK are to receive £2bn extra funding. The Chancellor and Health Secretary visited Hackney’s largest hospital together with Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, to discuss spending plans and to share opinions with […]
A nursery in Homerton Hospital may close in August, which could mean some parents will have to leave work.
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