Economy

John Baron MP presses Chancellor over boosting economic growth

December 11, 2012
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MP suggests further cuts to Small Business Corporation Tax   Today, in the House of Commons during Treasury Questions, John Baron MP pressed the Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to boost economic growth as the best way of reducing our National Debt. John said: “The Labour Government...
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John Baron MP welcomes measures to boost growth in Autumn Statement

December 5, 2012
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MP also welcomes measures to help cost of living   The Chancellor today delivered his Autumn Statement. The measures included the personal allowance rising further, Labour’s planned fuel duty rise being cancelled and further help for small businesses. John said: “I welcome many of the measures in the Autumn Statement. The cancellation of Labour’s...
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John Baron MP slams folly of European Stability Mechanism

September 12, 2012
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MP accuses EU bureaucrats of prolonging the crisis A debate was held this week in the House of Commons on a new law agreeing to the creation of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The ESM will be a permanent bailout mechanism for the Eurozone, and is meant to play a part in ending the...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over Eurozone Crisis

June 26, 2012
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MP stresses importance of supply-side reforms Today in the House of Commons, during a statement by the Prime Minister on the G20 Summit, John Baron MP raised a question about the need for supply-side reforms within the Eurozone. John asked, “No amount of shuffling the Eurozone debt around the system between bank and government...
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John Baron MP calls on Government to implement anti-regulation report

May 21, 2012
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MP encourages local SMEs to participate in Government consultation Today, during an urgent question in the House of Commons, John Baron MP called upon the Government to implement the findings of the Beecroft report. The report lays out proposed changes to reduce regulation and red tape surrounding employment. Research has shown that regulation, and...
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John Baron MP says Government needs to focus more on the bread-and-butter issues

May 8, 2012
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MP warns of Coalition Government failure if council election’s message is not learned. Today the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister will be in Basildon to lay out the Government’s proposals going forward. John said, “Sadly we lost four good Councillors in the elections last week. The overriding message on the doorstep was...
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John Baron MP presses Chancellor of the Exchequer over IMF loans

April 23, 2012
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MP: adding yet more debt is simply reinforcing failure  Today in the House of Commons during a Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Britain’s additional £10 billion loan to the IMF, John Baron MP said it was wrong to be adding yet more debt to the crisis and highlighted the additional risk...
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John Baron MP welcomes 50 per cent year-on-year increase in local apprenticeships

February 10, 2012
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MP highlights local entrepreneurial spirit and Government initiatives John Baron MP has welcomed recent figures showing a 50 per cent increase in the number of people starting an apprenticeship in Basildon and Billericay last year. He has congratulated local businesses and highlighted the Government’s unprecedented funding for new apprenticeships. In addition, the Prime Minister...
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John Baron MP supports end to taxpayer subsidies to union officials

January 11, 2012
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MP votes for proposals to prevent trade union officials receiving public money Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP voted in support of a 10 Minute Rule Bill put forward by Jesse Norman MP. The Bill drew attention to the fact that there are some 2,800 union representatives whose salaries are not...
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After the Prime Minister’s veto, John Baron MP calls for a fundamentally new relationship with the EU

December 9, 2011
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MP wants a relationship based on trade and not politics Early this morning in Brussels the Prime Minister vetoed the proposed EU-wide treaty change. The treaty would have required European governments to submit their budgets to the European Commission for scrutiny, which would gain the power to revise them if it deemed it necessary....
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