Ann Coffey

Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spring statement 2014

March 26 2014

Many people in Stockport must have been wondering, as they watched last week’s Budget, how the measures announced were going to help them.

The Chancellor raised the threshold for ISA savings to £15,000, and whilst I agree with measures to encourage savers, there must be many people in our town wishing they could save just £150 a year let alone £15,000.

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Thousands of alerts in Greater Manchester about child sexual exploitation

March 17 2014

Greater Manchester Police received 2,286 pieces of intelligence relating to child sexual exploitation in the ten months to January this year, revealing a high level of public awareness since the horrific Rochdale grooming case.

The thousands of alerts included tip offs from worried members of the public; observations of police officers on the streets; social services, schools and other agencies about suspected sexual exploitation.

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