The Government intends to protect householders living in high flood risk areas who may have encountered difficulties renewing insurance or securing adequate cover. The Flood re-insurance scheme does not mean that either the Government or … [Read more...] about Flood insurance
She may be new, but she's already hard at it at the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs Department. Liz Truss was given the job of DEFRA Secretary this week and is busy catching up on the latest information about our Flood Plan. She has … [Read more...] about New DEFRA minister coming to Somerset soon
The challenge to encourage children to read is now official. The Reading Agency has launched a campaign this summer to help persuade young people to read at least six different books during the vacation. I am all in favour and will be … [Read more...] about Pick up a page-turner!
Should the taxman be allowed to sell personal data? Put as bluntly as that it is surely a no-brainer of a question: of course they shouldn't. But HMRC claims it would always ensure that any data is rendered anonymous first. I have … [Read more...] about Tax Data for Sale?
Last night at Westminster Somerset's MPs spoke with a single voice about what still needs doing to prevent future flooding - but, most important, the response from the Minister, Dan Rogerson, is a clear indication of the Government's … [Read more...] about Flooding – latest