“Beware far-right candidates posing as ‘independents’ in local elections” [or even as Tories] …

This is in Yorkshire but may easily have East Devon parallels. And in East Devon, you also have to cope with Tories calling themselves Independent too!

Check credentials – REAL Independents will have a good track record of community action over a long period – not just since the last election!

https://tompride.wordpress.com/2019/04/20/beware-far-right-candidates-posing-as-independents-in-local-elections/

10 days to local elections – today’s picture

Persimmon – making more than £70,000 profit per house
Taylor Wimpey – making just under £70,000 per house
Privatised companies going bust after massive payouts to bosses
Multi-national companies avoiding any tax anywhere
Social media oligarchs manipulating people for mega-bucks
East Devon house prices bucking trends and rising by double regional and national figures (see post below)

Time to change from the bottom up … vote Independent

“Land Registry statistics say house prices in East Devon increased by 18.4 per cent in the two-and-a-half-years since the Brexit referendum”

EAST DEVON’S DEVELOPERS REAP THEIR STRATOSPHERIC REWARDS – DOUBLE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL FIGURES

“The growth of house prices since the Brexit referendum has bucked the national and regional trend, statistics show.

In the two-and-a-half years before the UK voted to leave the EU, the average house price went up by 9.1 per cent from £251,778 to £303,162, Land Registry figures show.

In the same time period after the vote, prices went up by 18.4 per cent.

This is in contrast the regional and national picture.

House prices in the South West increased by 17.7 per cent in the two-and-a-half years before the referendum but only grew by 7.7 per cent in the same period after the vote.

This downward trend is matched nationally, where property prices prior to the referendum grew by 19.6 per cent and in the 30 months after, growth fell to 6.1 per cent. …”

https://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/post-brexit-house-price-growth-1-6004876

“Housebuilder Persimmon faces new investor revolt over ‘highly excessive’ pay”

“Housebuilder Persimmon is braced for a fresh revolt over its controversial bonuses after shareholder advisers urged investors to vote against the company’s ‘highly excessive’ pay.

Advisory group PIRC has instructed investors to oppose the pay report for a second year running at the annual meeting early next month.

Last year, the FTSE 100 company narrowly escaped defeat over its bonus scheme for top bosses, but still suffered a major rebellion.

The scheme included a bonus worth more than £100million for former boss Jeff Fairburn that was trimmed to around £75million after a public backlash. The bonus pot was boosted by the taxpayer-funded Help to Buy scheme.

Persimmon, led by new chairman Roger Devlin, has attempted to draw a line under the scandal by trimming the overall payouts, ousting Fairburn, ensuring that all staff are paid more than the living wage, and making steps towards improving the quality of its homes.

Two other advisory firms Glass Lewis and ISS have both backed changes made by Devlin.

A Persimmon spokesman said the company understood ‘the need for pay restraint and spent 2018 working to ensure Persimmon’s future remuneration is clearly aligned with best practice’.”

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-6943125/Housebuilder-Persimmon-faces-new-investor-revolt-controversial-bonuses.html