Andrew's Blog

Resolving the rail dispute

I can understand the simple wish of rail passengers to have a train service that they can rely on.  I can understand rail union’s wish to continually improve the pay and conditions of its members.  I can understand the rail company’s wish to maximise its return on investment.  I can understand the British government’s wish to ensure the railways are…

Building infrastructure

We have quite a car industry in this country. The Japanese companies: Nissan, Honda and Toyota make around a million vehicles a year; the Indian, German and American companies make around 280,000 vehicles a year each. Including the smaller companies we make a shade under two million cars a year.

VAT on Tourism

It was reported today that some in the entertainment and tourism industry wanted a reduction on the VAT paid for their services. They cited that there would be a special boost to the economy if this were done.