Co-operatives to save money thanks to change in audit requirements


Co-operatives could save up to £10K a year thanks to new government proposals requiring fewer of them to appoint an auditor. Co-operatives are mutually-owned businesses that are run by and for their members, and community benefit societies operated for the benefit of the community. Currently, co-operatives with a turnover of less than £5.6 million and assets …

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New questions have arisen with regard to the relationship between the LEP and Opportunity Peterborough, following further leaked papers


Following further leaked papers a number of new questions have arisen with regard to the relationship between the LEP and Opportunity Peterborough.   What date did the LEP first have concerns that the business engagement numbers for Opportunity Peterborough were incorrect and not those reported in their Quarterly returns? Was Mark Reeve informed in November …

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Fenland’s Derelict Buildings – 2 Years Later

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Back when I was first elected, I repeatedly questioned the lack of action to resolve the derelict Constantine House in Wisbech, only to be told the landlord refused to act. I found this unacceptable, and researched in the House of Commons library for a way to resolve this. I uncovered some old legislation called a …

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Fenland gets active


In 2014 I highlighted the historic underfunding for sports facilities in rural areas and have since fought for our fair share of funding in Westminster. After holding a series of meetings with the Chief Executive of Sport England, I was able to secure £250,000 in 2015 for Fenland District Council for a three year project …

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Celebrating the opening of Wisbech St Mary C of E Academy


To celebrate the opening of Wisbech St Mary Church of England Academy, I along with Bishop John Flack and Andrew Read, CEO of Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust visited the school to meet the teachers, parents and pupils. It was uplifting to hear the headteacher, Nina Redhead, talk about the journey the school has been …

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