Peninsula Festival failure raises new questions over taxpayers' cash

Greenwich Conservatives have expressed renewed concerns over the failure of the Peninsula Festival in North Greenwich, which was allocated £50,000 of taxpayer funding by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Council officers have now confirmed that the operators of the festival have not been able to deliver their business plan, with very small attendance at the "Live Site" big screen, and many events cancelled.

More Police, Lower Council Tax

Greenwich Conservatives’ proposals to introduce more police and reduce Council Tax were rejected by Labour as part of the annual budget debate in the spring.  

Time to rein in the widening net of inheritance tax

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, Alistair Craig added his backing to new calls to address the soaring level of inheritance tax. Nationally, Conservatives have outlined possible options to reduce or abolish this increasingly unpopular tax. More and more households are now liable for the tax, as since 1997, the tax threshold has been increased by far less than the average rise in house prices.

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