Derek Draper Launches Labourlist to match Conservativehome

11 01 2009

It the past Conservative blogger’s like Guido Fawkes and Conserviativehome have made all the running now Derek Draper has launched to provide a mode for left of center bloggers.

Derek Says:

Labourlists editor, Derek Draper, another former Mandelson aide, insists it will be fully independent of the party, pointing to voices like Ken Livingstone and his former chief of staff, Simon Fletcher, who are both signed up as contributors. “If Ken had a problem with the government I expect he’d post it. There’s no way I would say ‘you can’t post that’,” he told the Observer.

“What I would see as my job is making sure that the government had a response. If Frank Field wanted to write a blog criticising welfare reforms I’d snatch his hand off, but I would ring James Purnell and ask him to respond as well. “I am the last person who is going to not have violent disagreement on display.”

Its currently in soft launch mode it will be interesting to see how it goes.

Company Cars – Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 January 2008

4 12 2007

HM Revenue and Customs have revised the advisory fuel rates payable for company cars. The new rates are copied below and full information can be found on their website. The new rates will apply from 1st January 2008.

Engine Size Petrol Diesel LPG
1400cc or less 11p 11p 7p
1401cc to 2000cc 13p 11p 8p
Over 2000cc 19p 14p