Author: David Barwise

File photo dated 24/11/16 of Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond, as Mrs May said that the Chancellor will listen to concerns raised by Tory MPs about the Budget's controversial National Insurance hike, but defended the change as "fair".

Sunderland’s self-employed breathe sigh of relief as Prime Minister delays controversial national insurance plans

Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a vote on the national insurance rise until autumn following public and political uproar. The plans, which the PM described as “fair”, would see national insurance payments increase by 2% for large numbers of self-employed workers in Sunderland and across the UK. Alan Zimmer, of Zimmer […]

North East manufacturers should “invest in space industry” following SpaceX mission to the moon, advises University of Sunderland lecturer

North East manufacturers should “invest in space industry” following SpaceX mission to the moon, advises University of Sunderland lecturer

A University of Sunderland lecturer has encouraged businesses on Wearside to “cash in and get involved in space industry.” Following the news that two citizens have paid a private company to take them on an orbit of the moon, Dr Chris Newman, who is recognised as a national expert in […]