Gov review of funding won’t help immediate cash problems says IWC leader

County Hall

The council leader says yesterday's offer from the Minister to review the IW funding does not help their immediate budget setting decision-making and he's also concerned about the lack of timescales to completing the review.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 10:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

MP talks of council ‘resources being shared most fully’ – What does that mean?

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Andrew Turner made a second speech in the House of Commons today. Within it he mentions the need for resources being shared most fully. It's unclear what that means.

Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Minister commits to visit Isle of Wight over funding shortfall

With the huge cuts to funding from the government, the Isle of Wight council are on the cusp of having to slash many services in the coming financial year. However, it appears a frenzy of negotiations yesterday may have paid off.

Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

MP says the UK cannot ‘trust the EU to ever change’

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

Speaking during the debate last week, Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, made it clear that he does not believe that the UK can trust the EU to ever change.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 11:23am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 19 readers' comments

Council’s legal present justification for ‘criminal liability’ claim over budget

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The Leader of the council claimed that councillors could have 'criminal and civil financial liability' if they did not set a lawful budget. OnTheWight asked for the legal justification to back up the claim. This is what the council's legal officers responded with.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 6:59am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

WightOut: PM ‘left humiliated’ over Tusk letter on Europe

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Iain McKie says the British Prime Minister has been left humiliated following the letter from Donald Tusk to the European Council over UK renegotiations.

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016 3:16pm

By Iain McKie with 34 readers' comments

Questions on IWC’s £46m Reserves leads to detailed breakdown

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Some have pointed to the Isle of Wight council's £46m Reserves - asking why they can't be used with budget shortages. After annoyance at the public meeting, the council has now broken them down.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 11:39am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Share your concerns about budget cuts at Unite the Isle of Wight meeting

Stop the cuts march:

The government’s funding cuts to local councils has put many Isle of Wight services under threat. Share your concerns and hear more about the threat can be tackled at this public meeting hosted by Unite the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 8:57am

By Unite the Isle of Wight with 6 readers' comments

Eurosceptic Isle of Wight MP helps coordinate activists

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

Andrew Turner said the national launch of the Grassroots Out (GO) Campaign was 'dynamic and exciting'.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 7:52am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 77 readers' comments

Government minister accepts Isle of Wight ‘unique’ says council leader

County Hall

IW Council leader, Jonathan Bacon, told the public meeting last night (Monday) that up until now the government has not recognised the Isle of Wight is unique. A change of language may have a bearing on future funding.

Tuesday, 26th January, 2016 12:17pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

New guidance from Charity Commission on fundraising practices

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Trustees of charities must fulfil their responsibilities, or they will lose their ‘last chance’ of self-regulation of their fundraising says MP.

Tuesday, 26th January, 2016 11:22am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 3 readers' comments

Councillor calls for support on fracking conditions

County Hall:

Cllr John Medland is calling on other Isle of Wight councillors to support his motion on the council's approach to fracking at tonight's full council meeting.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 3:52pm

By John Medland with 5 readers' comments

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