Government Failing the Nation on Immigration

Government is failing to see the facts when it comes to immigration and cultural change and is failing the public by dumbing down the issue, says a new report by Elephant Policy Centre, a think tank. Its author, Christopher Crompton, explains: “Immigration is not a...
Businessman sentenced for cooking the books

Businessman sentenced for cooking the books

A Leicestershire businessman, who stole more than £180,000 through a tax scam, has been sentenced. Mark Hammond, 50, of Barrow upon Soar in Loughborough, deliberately hid sales to evade paying VAT and Corporation Tax for two companies that traded as The Blacksmith...
Feelings of insecurity widespread in Europe

Feelings of insecurity widespread in Europe

Feelings of insecurity across several dimensions are widespread in the EU, even among those who are materially well-off. Only 1% of the EU population enjoys the highest level of security in the combined areas of personal security and security in housing, healthcare,...

Household spending increases slightly for second month in a row

Visa’s UK Consumer Spending Index, compiled by IHS Markit, pointed to a further increase in household spending at the end of the third quarter. That said, the +0.2% annual increase was softer than the +0.4% rise seen in August. Overall, household spending has risen in...
Tobacco smuggling gang jailed for 26 years

Tobacco smuggling gang jailed for 26 years

An eight-strong tobacco smuggling gang, which brought more than two million illegal cigarettes into the North East hidden among fridge freezers, have been jailed for more than 26 years. Ringleader Mohammad Zada, of Applecross Grove, Wynyard, Billingham, presided over...