Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the Government’s recent reforms to the Horserace Betting Levy, which ensures a level playing field for betting shops and increases investment in grassroots horseracing.
From April 2017 online and offshore operators will be required to pay a levy on the profits made from bets on horseracing on parity with high street betting shops.
It is only natural in a democracy to have polite disagreements about political issues, even amongst close friends, family and work colleagues. On an epoch-defining issue such as Brexit this is not only expected but virtually compulsory for there to be an energetic national debate in order for a decision to have legitimacy – which is why I am so pleased that the decision to leave the EU was taken in a referendum by the people, not simply a vote in Parliament.
Nonetheless, I very much respect the views of those constituents, MPs and others who voted to remain because they sincerely back a different vision of the UK after Brexit.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed new figures showing how automatic enrolment has helped more than 9m employees save for their family’s future.
These changes have strong support amongst both British employers and employees. An incredible 83% of workers reported that saving through a workplace pension is a normal thing to do and an astonishing 98% of all UK businesses are finding automatic enrolment ‘necessary’, ‘sensible’ and ‘easier to implement than first expected’.
A daily tea or coffee to-go has become part of the average work day for millions of Brits. Indeed, as a nation we go through an astonishing 2.5bn disposable paper cups a year! Even if you’re not an ardent environmentalist, it is still disconcerting to know that that less than 1% of them are recycled.
As I child I remember rushing about collecting dozens of glass bottles at the weekend to return them to the local pub to claim the cash for doing so. It seems to me that proper incentives are as important as public awareness when it comes to mass participation in recycling.