Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

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Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Working Together to End Homelessness

Working Together to End Homelessness


The housing crisis is a topic that comes up on this blog frequently, and for good reason. There are in this country a large and growing number of people who can no longer afford to put a decent quality roof over their head.
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The Wrong Budget, At The Wrong Time

The Wrong Budget, At The Wrong Time


Yesterday the Chancellor presented the 2017 Budget, outlining the government financial priorities and policies for the next year. 
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Countdown to Budget Day

Countdown to Budget Day


Wednesday 22nd November is Budget Day. Regular readers of my blog may be thinking that it seems to have come around a bit quicker this year than it has previously, and you’d be right. 
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Ending the Scourge of Working Poverty

Ending the Scourge of Working Poverty


Here’s a quick brain-teaser to start off the day. What do the following numbers and percentages mean when it comes to pay in modern Britain: 150,000, £7.50, £10.20, £8.75, 4.6%, 3.6%, 66%.
 
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Tameside Will Never Forget

Tameside Will Never Forget


11am on Saturday 11th November 2017 marked the 99 year anniversary of the guns falling silent in World War 1. On that day and the day after, the country joined together in mourning and remembrance for those who fell not just in the “War to End All Wars”, but in all the wars and conflicts before and after.
 
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Stay Well This Winter

Stay Well This Winter


No matter what the meteorologists say, the month of November always feels like the beginning of winter to me. The clocks have gone back and the nights have truly started to draw in. 
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Celebrating Tameside’s Community Spirit

Celebrating Tameside’s Community Spirit


Here’s a quick pub quiz question for you. Where in Tameside has been described as “a good example of a Georgian planned town superimposed on a medieval street layout”? The answer is Ashton Town Centre, which since the 1970s has been designated as one of Tameside’s nine conservation areas
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Talking Sense About Pensions

Talking Sense About Pensions


As many of you may already know, as well as being Executive Leader of Tameside Council I am also the Chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund and the national Local Authority Pension Fund Forum. I don’t get the opportunity to talk about pensions much in this blog, but every so often something comes up...

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We Need To Talk About Inflation.

We Need To Talk About Inflation.


It’s not something we’ve had to talk about for a while, but after dropping consistently for four years, even going into negative figures at a couple of points, inflation is now back with a vengeance. The latest data from the Consumer Price Index puts inflation at 3%, the highest rate since 2012.
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Preparing for the Brave New World

Preparing for the Brave New World


Stalybridge, 1812. Formerly a sleepy village of less than 150 farmers and wool spinners, by the 19th century industrialisation and mechanisation had transformed it into one of the beating hearts of the North West’s “Cottonopolis”. However, not everybody was happy with this stunning growth.
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