Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

Leader's Blog  
    

Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Britain's looming debt crisis

Britain's looming debt crisis


This week a stark figure emerged revealing the scale of the growing crisis of consumer debt in Britain. £200bn of debt has been amassed on credit cards, personal loans and car finance deals; a level equal to that which was reached prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
Read More...


Renewable energy boost

Renewable energy boost


Efforts to transform the UK’s energy mix reached another milestone this week after a government auction for energy project subsidies saw successful bidders agree to build wind turbines for the lowest prices ever.
 
Read More...


Axe the pay cap. Properly.

Axe the pay cap. Properly.


How would you cope if your salary at work was cut by £4500? Or what about as much as £6000? Consider if 14% was lopped off what you took home each pay day. These are the cuts in wages of the average teacher, police officer and nurse respectively since 2010.
Read More...


How Not to Make Work Pay (Part 2)

How Not to Make Work Pay (Part 2)


Whatever your views on the subject, it looks like Brexit is going to be the first, last and only topic of discussion now that Westminster has returned from the summer holidays and the EU Withdrawal Bill has begun to make its way through Parliament.
Read More...


Are you eligible for a free flu jab?

Are you eligible for a free flu jab?


September already, can you believe it?

You may already have noticed some of the signs of September. The yellowing of leaves on the trees, colder temperatures, shorter days and of course the arrival of Christmas stock in many shops!
Read More...


Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside?

Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside?


Here’s a small thought experiment for you. About which British town was the following passage written?  
 
Read More...


New GCSEs, Same Success

New GCSEs, Same Success


Ask somebody what the most important services provided by a local authority are and the same few things will always come up; bins or potholes and the like. However, we also make sure that Tameside’s children receive the best education possible. It’s a responsibility that we take seriously.
Read More...


A Step Backwards on Fair Pay

A Step Backwards on Fair Pay


Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Call it a U-turn, call it watering down, call it broken promises or anything else you want. When it comes from craven retreats from their own policies, I challenge anybody to find another government, at anywhere and anytime, that has done so with such frequency.
Read More...


Happy Bank Holiday Weekend!

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend!


Dry, bright and warm. That’s the forecast for the coming bank holiday weekend, and with such a good weather outlook the people of Tameside will be able to take advantage of the whole host of indoor and outdoor activities on offer.
Read More...


Joining In The Moan In

Joining In The Moan In


There are times in everybody’s life where the only thing you want to do is have a good moan. Whether it’s about the weather, some plan that hasn’t gone as you’d like or anything else that comes to mind, moaning about it can always help you feel a bit better about things.
Read More...