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COLUMN: Beware expenses and benefits traps misconception

A lot of employers acknowledge the work employees do and want to reimburse them for their time in order to maintain a good working relationship. However, there are many misconceptions amongst employers when it comes to Income Tax and National Insurance on expenses and benefits provided to employees.

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OBSERVER: Not everyone has use of social media

Do you ever get the feeling the county council is doing its best to ruin Boston completely? Funnily enough, at the height of the recent election, and no doubt hoping the new ‘rules’ wouldn’t be noticed in all the excitement(!), it was announced there were to be simpler rules for parking in the Market Place.

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Jan Sobieraj

COLUMN: Thank you for your understanding since the cyber attack

Following last weekend’s cyber attack on health services, which affected systems across United Lincolnshire Hospital’s Trust, the chief executive Jan Sobieraj has written a letter of thanks.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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COLUMN: Helping people talk about mental health

I felt mixed emotions when Prince Harry recently spoke out about seeking help to deal with the grief and trauma of losing his mother as a child, 20 years after her death.

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More of living off the Lincoln crumbs

Well, the people have voted; or have they? The county council elections have given the ‘blues’ more or less a complete mandate to do whatever they like in the county and with Bostonians taking to the polls in their hordes (about 30%) it seems that despite getting very little service from Lincoln, no one really cares.

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: Help us recognise nurses

There is a special celebration taking place tomorrow (Friday) and I would be delighted if you could join us.

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Kapadia Suneil

COLUMN: Working hard to rectify concerns

April was a challenging month for the Trust. The CQC report was published following an inspection last October.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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OBSERVER: At least we know they work so hard

I see we’re back to the Care Quality Commission report criticising Pilgrim Hospital and telling them, once again, they are ’inadequate’ although of the five areas quoted only two had this designation. Overall the CQC has put the Lincolnshire Trust into special measures.

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COLUMN: The times they are a changin’...

Somehow I doubt that Bob Dylan was talking about the start of a new tax year when he wrote the original but the sentiment rings very true.

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: Raising awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

As a community NHS trust, our ‘bread and butter’ is supporting patients either at home or in local clinics or community hospitals.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

Angela O’Hagan is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. Here she looks at how a change in tax credits for parents who have more than two children is an attack on women’s rights.

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Matt Warman.

COLUMN: Article 50 delivers on a promise many voters doubted

As Theresa May triggers Article 50, marking the moment the formal process begins for taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union, here is Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman’s comments on this historic day.

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OBSERVER COLUMN: So that’s where our money goes...

Now the council tax demands have been delivered we can see exactly where our money goes to - and there are a couple of surprises.

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Matt Warman.

COLUMN: MP Matt Warman writes following terrorist attack in London

Boston and Skegness MP has penned the following piece following yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) terrorist attack on London...

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: Putting myself in patients’ position

I’ve had the privilege of raising awareness of many important health issues through this column and this one is no exception.

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COLUMN: Pond-ering the life of frogs and toads

What happened to the frog who parked on double yellow lines? He was toad away!

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Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman

COLUMN: Jobs fairs are great constituency events

The recent Boston Jobs Fair was remarkable for two reasons: first, it was bigger than ever, with hundreds of jobs and hundreds of prospective applicants through the doors of the Peter Paine. Hot on the heels of the Skegness jobs fair this is usually a great kind of constituency event in which to play a part. I’m keen to support local charities and businesses so that they can respectively provide genuine experience of work for the unemployed and then concrete opportunities for work. Alongside opportunities in agriculture - by no means all minimum wage - and in the NHS, there were also national employers such as the armed forces, helping the constituency to further drive down what is already historically low unemployment. My role in this is to bring people together, and to make sure central government is providing all the help Jobcentre Plus needs to make the most of fairs such as this. I will continue it as long as I am your Member of Parliament.

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A Cure For Wellness.

FILM REVIEW: A Cure for Wellness (18)

“Do you know what the cure for the human condition is? Disease...”

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