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Under EU law each member state must elect their MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) by a system of Proportional Representation (“PR”). However it is left to member states to choose which particular version of PR system they will use. PR is designed to ensure that the number of seats won by a party or […]

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The Institute of Directors has welcomed George Osborne’s Autumn Statement as “a tricky job, well done”, as the Chancellor adopted several IoD proposals for the nation’s economic and public policy. The IoD’s original submission to the Chancellor for the Autumn Statement can be found online here. Of the IoD’s proposals, those on infrastructure spending, Capital […]

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The Institute of Directors (IoD) has put forward ten points that it wants the Chancellor to consider for the forthcoming Autumn Statement. The overriding message is that he must stick to fiscal Plan A, whilst ensuring our transport and energy infrastructure and our tax system provide a firm basis for economic recovery. It remains to […]

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Fracking in the UK is neither new nor intrusive. The picture to the left is of a fracking pump that has been extracting oil and gas daily for over fifty years. It is also situated next to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds nature reserve at Beckingham, Nottinghamshire. As the UK looks towards […]

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