60% of what drivers pay for fuel goes to the Government

The price of filling up

The TaxPayers' Alliance has launched a campaign to demonstrate to drivers where their money is going when they fill up

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Government comment on barbecue safety

"The issue was recently discussed at the October meeting of the European Commission's Consumer Safety network and it was agreed that the current warning on packaging which says "do not use indoors" does not go far enough. The standards are going to be modified so that they provide mandatory safety warnings placed in a prominent position and directly onto packaging."

– Department of Business

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New planning laws to protect the environment and deliver jobs, says councillor

New planning laws announced today strike the right balance between protecting the environment and helping to deliver jobs, says Staffordshire County Council.

“The delivery of a less complex planning process which can help regeneration projects to get off the ground more quickly and stimulate job creation will add to Staffordshire’s drive for greater prosperity.

– Ben Adams, Councillor for Planning Policy at Staffs County Council
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