Author: David Barwise

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

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 […]