Serious concern about this ensued amongst residents, who called meetings to discuss the proposal – and make clear their opposition to the Kirk’s plans for the house. One woman, when she heard there was a distinct possibility that teenage boys and girls with records of questionable behaviour would be moving in next door to her declared that she would be getting out.
Annual accounts show the 10 wealthiest armed forces charities have cash reserves totalling £277m.
As soon as I applied online for a brochure, eager Luke, the portfolio manager, called to hard-sell the investment. Caring for these children is highly profitable, he said, with each child worth at least £2,500 and up to £5,500 a week for the multiply disabled, abused and damaged. “The naughtier children pay more,” he explained, with a bit of a laugh – though “naughty” might not be in the official social care lexicon. There are, he said, long waiting lists of children needing places. He rattled through the figures: their four-bed homes will make £214,000 a year profit at 75% occupancy and a whacking great £624,000 profit at full-bed occupancy. The brochure breaks down all the costs: staff at £232,100, food at £12,600 and so on.
Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new report reveals that arms multinationals funded by Scottish Enterprise are “key players” benefiting from European Union (EU) policies designed to stop the arrival of economic migrants and forcibly displaced people.
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West Dunbartonshire Council: “Renegotiations have taken place with a commercial lender other than RBS, resulting in a reduced interest rate. The council actively reviews rates for current loans in conjunction with Treasury advisors and where there are favourable terms, renegotiations are undertaken.”