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Microsoft’s move to new offices on the CB1 development near Cambridge railway station could set the standard for fair pay in the city, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner. While attention in the campaign for a living wage in Cambridge has so far focused on public employers like councils and universities, Mr Zeichner says that this is a great opportunity for a world-renowned company to set a lead:

Microsoft could set the standard on Fairness

Microsoft’s move to new offices on the CB1 development near Cambridge railway station could set the standard for fair pay in the city, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner.... Read more

The long-delayed Energy Bill gets its second reading in Parliament, with warnings that it will fail to guarantee our future energy needs, fail to curb soaring bills, and that the ‘dash for gas’ puts progress on tackling climate change at risk.

Energy Bill - missed chance to cut bills

The long-delayed Energy Bill gets its second reading in Parliament, with warnings that it will fail to guarantee our future energy needs, fail to curb soaring bills, and that the... Read more

There is new hope for hard-pressed tenants in Cambridge who would like greater security and more certainty over future rent-levels, says Cambridge Labour’s Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner. The Labour Party has today published the second in a series of policy review documents looking at changes Labour will make to the rules around private rented homes.

New hope for Cambridge renters

There is new hope for hard-pressed tenants in Cambridge who would like greater security and more certainty over future rent-levels, says Cambridge Labour’s Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner. The Labour Party... Read more

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner says:

“The Chancellor remains in denial – however much he claims that he is “on the right track”, the facts speak otherwise. The truth is that the economy is going to contract again this year and that far from cutting borrowing, the Government is having to borrow more. People in Cambridge will be particularly disappointed that although four major road-schemes were announced, improvements to the A14 remains years away. His dash for gas undercuts key developments in renewable energy, and many people in the public services will contine to suffer real-terms pay cuts for years to come. But most striking is the abysmal failure of the Liberal Democrats to secure anything from the Chancellor. No mansion tax, a continuing hand-out to the wealthiest, and a mean-spirited cut for people relying on benefits. Instead of a plan for growth and jobs, Osborne is making the poorest and most vulnerable face real cuts in living standards, while handing over £100,000 to people earning over a million pounds a year. No plan for growth, no boost to demand, no change – we can look forward to yet more years when growth targets are revised downwards.” 

Response to Chanellor’s Autumn statement

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner says: “The Chancellor remains in denial – however much he claims that he is “on the right track”,...

The announcement today by Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey that the Energy Bill will not contain a target to decarbonise the electricity industry by 2030 will sap investement confidence and damage Cambridge businesses, says Cambridge Labour’s Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner.

Woeful Lib Dem sell-out on Carbon target bad for Cambridge

The announcement today by Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey that the Energy Bill will not contain a target to decarbonise the electricity industry by 2030 will sap investement confidence... Read more

Papers published today for Thursday’s meeting of the governors of Addenbrookes reveal an organisation in turmoil, says Labour’s Parliamentary spokesperson for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner.

What is going on at Addenbrookes?

Papers published today for Thursday’s meeting of the governors of Addenbrookes reveal an organisation in turmoil, says Labour’s Parliamentary spokesperson for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner. Read more

The decision by Royal Mail to go ahead with the closure of the Cambridge Sorting Office and divert mail up the A14 via Peterborough is very disappointing.

Wrong decision on Sorting Office

The decision by Royal Mail to go ahead with the closure of the Cambridge Sorting Office and divert mail up the A14 via Peterborough is very disappointing. Read more

It’s time for a better deal for post-graduates says Labour’s Parliamentary Spokesperson for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner, as the Higher Education Commission publishes a report recommending a postgraduate student loan scheme be introduced.

Time for a better deal for Postgraduates

It’s time for a better deal for post-graduates says Labour’s Parliamentary Spokesperson for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner, as the Higher Education Commission publishes a report recommending a postgraduate student loan scheme... Read more

National calls today to reintroduce the Educational Maintenance Allowance have been echoed by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner as evidence emerges of local funds drying up.

Reinstate EMA – local funds drying up!

National calls today to reintroduce the Educational Maintenance Allowance have been echoed by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner as evidence emerges of local funds drying up. Read more

What should we make of the suggestion from David Cameron and Nick Clegg that energy companies should be bound to offer consumers the best tariff? It is a bold response to the justifiable anger that most people feel as they see energy companies banking big profits and pushing up prices. It should also be seen as a victory for Caroline Flint and for Labour who have been arguing that companies should do this for pensioner households. But it also tells us something much more significant – Cameron has given up, maybe inadvertently, on one of the basic tenets of Thatcherism, that the consumer always knows best.

Tariff Reform – Cameron gives up on Thatcherism

What should we make of the suggestion from David Cameron and Nick Clegg that energy companies should be bound to offer consumers the best tariff? It is a bold response... Read more

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