September 2016

Is Tax Avoidance Wrong?

September 27, 2016 // 2 Comments

Tax is something we pay. Most of us do it voluntarily but there are some among us who use tax to their advantage. Tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion is illegal. The Lux Leaks, The Swiss Leaks, The Panama Papers and the Bahama Leaks demonstrate that it is the wealthy among us that go to great [Click to Read More]

Switzerland comes to Shepway

September 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

In the digital age, offshore secrets are hard to keep.We believe this kind of basic information, the names of people who are linked to what companies, is something that should be openly available – just as the former prime minister David Cameron himself once indicated. We are publishing this [Click to Read More]

Another Day for You & We In Paradise.

September 20, 2016 // 2 Comments

‘The first wealth is health’. Prior to 2014 there were no Trussell Trust Foodbanks in Shepway. Since the foodbanks arrival in Shepway in 2014, the numbers using the services has increased year on year across the four locations. Each morning, afternoon and evening, parents are having [Click to Read More]

Who Will Save the Grand?

September 15, 2016 // 8 Comments

As the Grand continues to crumble after years of well-documented neglect, the residents, some in their 90s, await with mounting fear the next set of bills for maintenance.  In a well-managed building, these bills should consist only of routine maintenance, but not at the Grand.  Huge bills for [Click to Read More]

Smell as a Statutory Nuisance

September 13, 2016 // 1 Comment

Recently Kentonline ran a story about a ‘Gut Wrenching Smell’ which was ‘driving visitors away from Romney Marsh and forcing residents to leave their windows closed.’ We decided to talk to an eminent QC in the environmental world and ask them what if anything can be done [Click to Read More]


September 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

In Oct 2016 claims for Housing Benefit & Council Tax applications for those in the Shepway District, will be able to be made online for the first time. The Audit & Governance committee chaired by Cllr David Owen, met in the Boulogne Room at 7pm on the 7th Sept at the Civic Centre to [Click to Read More]