Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

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If you want to record your tribute to Queen Elizabeth, the UK longest serving monarch, who celebrates her 90queen_2.JPGth birthday on 21st April, click here.

Said Caroline: Happy Birthday to her Majesty and to all the other amazing women celebrating their 90th. You're all Queens today!

 

 

Sign the Queen’s Birthday Book

If you want to record your tribute to Queen Elizabeth, the UK longest serving monarch, who celebrates her 90th birthday on 21st April, click here. Said Caroline: Happy Birthday to...

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Read my Speech on Educational Attainment in Yorkshire

Click HERE to read my speech on educational attainment in Yorkshire and the Humber. or click the photo to view my speech

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Financial Secretary David Gauke has agreed to meet Caroline Flint following the MP’s campaign to publish the revenues and taxes paid by multinational corporations.  Treasury Minister Damian Hinds confirmed the meeting during the Commons debate on the Finance Bill.

Flint urges Government to take a lead on tax avoidance - Minister agrees to meet

Financial Secretary David Gauke has agreed to meet Caroline Flint following the MP’s campaign to publish the revenues and taxes paid by multinational corporations.  Treasury Minister Damian Hinds confirmed the... Read more

What Caroline Flint paid in tax in 2014/15

Caroline Flint publishes tax paid

What Caroline Flint paid in tax in 2014/15 Read more

Former Shadow Energy Secretary, Caroline Flint has challenged the CMA over Sajid Javid’s influence over the finding of their report.

 

In a letter to the CMA Flint criticises Javid for his heavy steer when he published a consultation document about the CMA investigation in July 2015.

 

Flint argues: “I believe that trying to use market mechanisms, instead of Government regulation, to tackle a market failure, stems directly from the revised terms of reference provided by the Secretary of State in July 2015.  In his foreword to the consultation document, Sajid Javid clearly states:  ‘Competition should be used as a serious alternative to regulation.  Well-functioning markets should not need Government intervention.  If the market is not working properly then the first test should be whether competition tools could be used to deliver policy objectives.’

 

“The Secretary of State contradicts himself in the space of two sentences.  If this were a well-functioning market it would not require a CMA investigation.  If competition tools were sufficient to overcome excess prices, then they would have worked years ago and will be insufficient now to tackle the gross over-charging of the majority of customers.  I contend that the CMA has been hamstrung; and given a heavy steer not to use Government regulation to resolve a clear market failure.”

 

Commenting on her submission to the CMA, Flint said: “Despite the evidence of over-charging by the Big Six, which had risen to £1.7billion a year by 2015, the CMA has ducked the obvious answer – to introduce a protected tariff – a maximum price linked to wholesale prices.  This could even be an interim measure until the market begins to work competitively.

 

“The CMA appears to have been knocked off course - and the reason appears to be Sajid Javid.  He re-wrote the rules to effectively warn that he wanted only competition tools to be used – not government regulation.

 

“And now we have half an answer to the growing problem of over-charging.  Javid has failed to put the consumer first.  The vested interests will be delighted.  But this report is not the end of this issue.  The campaign for fair energy prices will continue.”

Flint challenges CMA Energy investigation over Javid influence

Former Shadow Energy Secretary, Caroline Flint has challenged the CMA over Sajid Javid’s influence over the finding of their report.   In a letter to the CMA Flint criticises Javid...

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A new campaign to reduce speed limits in Bawtry was launched this week.

 

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint joined Cllr Rachael Blake and the Bawtry Residents Group to become the first signatory on their petition to have the speed limit in Bawtry reduced to 30mph throughout the town.

Caroline Flint backs Bawtry Residents call for 30mph limit

A new campaign to reduce speed limits in Bawtry was launched this week.   Don Valley MP Caroline Flint joined Cllr Rachael Blake and the Bawtry Residents Group to become... Read more

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Businesses began to talk about Doncaster and the EU this week, as local business people gathered at the Cast theatre to discuss the forthcoming referendum with local MP Caroline Flint and the Rt Hon Alan Johnson, leader of the Labour In for Britain campaign.

Doncaster Businesses warned over EU departure

Businesses began to talk about Doncaster and the EU this week, as local business people gathered at the Cast theatre to discuss the forthcoming referendum with local MP Caroline Flint... Read more

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Caroline Flint and Cllr Sandra Holland were given a tour of the latest efforts to restore the Mill Piece in Conisbrough this week.

Entour Volunteer, Chas Prouten showed Caroline and Sandra round the site, which sits at the foot of Conisbrough Castle on Low Road.

Photo shows: Sandra Holland, Chas Prouten and Caroline on a bench at the Mill Piece.

Caroline Flint visits Mill Piece

Caroline Flint and Cllr Sandra Holland were given a tour of the latest efforts to restore the Mill Piece in Conisbrough this week. Entour Volunteer, Chas Prouten showed Caroline and... Read more

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Watch Caroline on BBC Daily Politics 14/3/2016

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