Category Archives: Ryeview

Ryeview – March 2011

John Clark writes…

First published: March 2011

For over 200 years the census has been a useful process. It provides an immense amount of social and economic information about citizens in each area of the country. Government can then use this general information to fund the needs of each area. Funding to local councils is based on the census information. Another useful benefit is that a hundred years later we are able to look back at society and get an accurate picture. People use the 100year plus censuses to trace their ancestors. Continue reading Ryeview – March 2011

Ryeview – February 2011

John Clark writes…

First published: February 2011

Hypocrisy is alive and well and living in Ryedale. In the same week, the Tories have saved both our forests and our Libraries. Where there has been a public outcry the government and North Yorkshire County Council have backed down. I’m not sure about the forests. It may have been a mistake. It may even have been a financial miscalculation and will they try again later? We will see. Continue reading Ryeview – February 2011

Ryeview – October 2010

John Clark writes…

First published: October 2010

George Osborne has stated ‘people who claim benefits as a lifestyle choice would have to stop’. This is linked to statements about the welfare bill (£1 in every £3 of government spending) having risen by 45% in the last 10 years. The problem is that there is no connection between these two statements. Benefits spent on the state pension and pension tax credits make up the majority of benefits. People who receive this money have clearly paid taxes for decades. Continue reading Ryeview – October 2010