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Austerity tour

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: June 06, 2013

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CORNWALL Council's new chairman, John Wood, and vice-chairman, Ann Kerridge, are planning a tour of Cornwall to find out how people are coping with increased financial pressures.

The chairman and vice-chairman will be carrying out a series of informal visits to 22 one stop shops across Cornwall.

Mr Wood said: "We want to meet and talk with members of the public whose lives are being affected by the budget cuts."

Either of them will appear at the following locations: St Ives One Stop Shop at 9.30am on Tuesday, June 18, 19, Penzance One Stop Shop at 9.30am on Wednesday, June 19 and Hayle One Stop Shop at 11am on the same day.

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  • nickthompson  |  June 06 2013, 9:47AM

    "AUSTERITY only for some" The dire state of the economy may have hit millions across the country, bringing down property prices and costing many hard-working people their jobs. But with their yachts, mansions and £300,000 bottles of champagne, it seems life for the UK's super-rich just gets better and better. The number of people in the UK earning more than £1million a year has almost doubled in the past two years – showing that while the recession may have badly hit the majority, the rich carry on regardless. According to official tax figures, 18,000 people now earn salaries of at least £1million – the highest bracket recorded by HM Revenue & Customs. Two years ago, just 10,000 were in this group and in 2000 as few as 4,000 people earned so much. The very wealthiest, who have more than £65million to their name, excluding property, now count more than 1,000 members in their company. Slightly further down the salary brackets, there has also been growth – with 5,000 more people earning between £500,000 and £1million a year this year compared to two years ago. An extra 31,000, meanwhile, earned between £200,000 to £500,000 and 7,000 more made between £150,000 and £200,000. We are ALL IN IT TOGETHER LOL.

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