28th April 2014
I am delighted to hear that the Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, has announced that a post 2015 Conservative Government would end the current subsidies for onshore wind farms. In addition full control of wind farm planning applications will be handed to local Councils and Councillors.
3rd March 2014
Ashley Fox, MEP for the South West, has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to back Britain’s beer and pub sector by freezing Beer Duty for the long term in the Budget. The move follows new figures showing the huge impact brewing and pubs have on the South West economy.
28th February 2014
Increasing amounts of regulation and escalating fees could finally pop the successful Bristol ballooning industry. Since 2008, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has taken over much of the responsibility for regulating the aviation sectors within the UK from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), with the result being more centralised control and additional regulations.
27th February 2014
New European Commission guidelines, adopted last Thursday (20th February) set out how Member States can support regional airports, such as Newquay, with financial assistance.
26th February 2014
Labour and Liberal Democrat MEPs have launched a fresh attempt to hand the European Union its own powers to raise taxes directly from citizens in Britain.
19th February 2014
South West MEP Ashley Fox recently supported the launch of the election manifesto for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in the European Parliament in Brussels. Ahead of the European elections on 22 May 2014, the FSB has set out how candidates can be the voice of small businesses, if elected in just under 100 days’ time. FSB members want MEPs to:
20th November 2013
In a landmark vote, the European Parliament today took a major step towards scrapping the notorious Strasbourg Travelling Circus.
15th November 2013
The Conservative MEPs representing Gibraltar today responded to the publication by the EU Commission of a report from its inspectors sent to monitor problems at the border crossing with Spain.