Uckfield Art Group - The Results
Thank you everyone who came to support Uckfield Art Group’s Summer Exhibition recently. There were joint winners with eleven votes each for Sam Bromley’s “Sleep Tight Koala“ and Denise Revell’s “A Quick Snack”. They will share the trophy until the next Exhibition on 11th November when voting will begin all over again! Images can be viewed on www.uckfieldartgroup85.com Please put the date in your diary. There will be a theme section for “Remembrance” as well as a wide variety of other subjects.
Uckfield Art Group has joined the Wealden Lottery with a top prize of £25,000. Please consider supporting the group if you decide to play as they will receive 50% of ticket sales. www.wealdencommunitylottery.co.uk
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UCKFIELD.CO.UK was established way back in Jan 2000 – four years before FaceBook! Our mission from the start was to provide a centre point for anybody with an interest in the TN22 area.
We provided free pages for local associations, clubs and charities. Our Noticeboard and Guest Book became very popular especially with people researching family trees or looking for old friends from the area. But regretfully the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act has now made it impossible to continue this service.
The World has changed a lot since 2000, and local community sites are rapidly losing their raison d’etre. It’s hardly worth maintaining a list of local businesses, restaurants, clubs, etc when Google has everything indexed, mapped and reviewed. Facebook has become ‘The Internet’ for a vast section of society and along with other social media has nullified the need for me to continue with notices and message boards.
It’s unfortunate that Facebook has failed to become that platform which promised to level society and distribute power for the good of all. Nowadays it seems people are most amused by pets doing stupid things, and it’s barely noticeable (while scrolling down for the next amusing snippet) that it’s become a tool for powerful actors interfering with society and the way we think.
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Due to a tax break from HMRC, private equity fund managers earning vast – seven or eight figure – salaries pay just 28% tax on their income where primary school teachers and nurses pay 40% including National Insurance Contributions (NICs). This loophole wasn’t made by Parliament – but by HMRC after successful lobbying from the private equity industry in 1987.
We are campaigning to close the private equity tax loophole. And we need your help.
Whilst the private equity loophole enables fund managers to withhold £600 million per year from HMRC, private equity also harms our public services in more direct ways.
In the last two decades, private equity firms have bought out more and more of the UK’s elderly care homes, children’s homes, and nurseries. By 2019, 50,000 UK care homes were owned by private equity-backed operators. Private equity firm managers primarily make their profits by engaging in ‘leverage buyouts’: they buy companies with borrowing, and then pay off the debt using the company’s assets and cash flow. Being bought in a leveraged by-out significantly increases a company’s risk of going bust.
The evidence also shows that private equity buy outs mean hugely increased prices for essential care – and often falling standards too – as the owners try to squeeze these vital public services for cash to repay the borrowing.
What’s more, of the five largest private equity-owned or backed care providers, four have owners based in a tax haven, meaning they are able to withhold still more tax from HMRC.
If you agree that the richest among us should be made to pay their fair share of tax, support our campaign by signing this petition:
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We can reveal that the newly-appointed Conservative Party chairman, Greg Hands, helped Luxe Lifestyle Ltd, a company closely associated with the then Chair of his local constituency party, Mark Higton, land a £25m ‘VIP’ PPE deal. This is despite the company having no experience in providing...
An investigation we’ve been carrying out has just uncovered the huge profits made by a former dog food vendor in the unlawful 'VIP Lane' PPE scandal. Zoe Ley brokered two multimillion dollar contracts for Hong Kong-based Worldlink Resources, and her company made an eye-watering...
More shady Deals? - a tiny and obscure company called Place Group (with TWO employees!!) gets awarded an eye-watering £70,000,000,000 framework agreement seemingly to help with the country’s Net Zero aspirations. This contract was offered by the equally unheard of firm East of England...
Revealed: The elite dining club behind £130m+ donations to the Tories Private dinners, access to ministers, honours – openDemocracy lifts the lid on the exclusive group bankrolling the Conservatives. Shadow minister calls for transparency on ‘cash for access’. Read More Here:
Cash for the Tories buys you access. And access means cash from the public purse. That’s the abysmal two-step that channels public cash to Party donors. All of this happened secretly through the VIP backchannels for PPE and Test and Trace contracts unearthed by Good Law Project. But now the...
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