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Brock in the News — February 1117

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Arts champ earns Women’s Day awardRosemary Hale is well known around the University as a former dean of Humanities, but more so as the woman who was instrumental in relocating Brock’s arts faculty downtown. Earlier this week, the was awarded the 2017 International Women’s Day Award by the Women in Niagara Council: St. Catharines StandardExplorer Adam Shoalts on forthcoming solo Arctic expeditionBrock alum Adam Shoalts (BA ’09) will embark on a solo expedition across the Arctic to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. He will begin his 4,000 km trek in May, arriving at Hudson Bay in September: Canadian GeographicShow of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists’ ireClassics professor Elizabeth Greene weighs in on why showcasing the discovery of shipwrecked artefacts encourages exploitation of historical sites and compromises scientific integrity in the Nature Journal of Science.Signing the beamMore than 1,000 students, faculty and staff turned out to sign what will be the final steel beam installed in the expanded Goodman School of Business building. The event Thursday was picked up by Cogeco and the St. Catharines Standard. read more

Council tax and stamp duty should be set by the mayors office

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Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Collecting business rates within London would allow us to reinvest the proceeds of growth into the infrastructure it needs to continue as a globally competitive business hub.“There is also a clear case for London starting to have control over the tax rates and bands on income.” Theresa May with Joy Morrissey Theresa May with Joy Morrissey in 2015 on the campaign trailCredit:Stefan Rousseau/PA  A slew of tax raising powers should be handed to the mayor’s office, one of three Tory contenders to be mayor of London, has said.Joy Morrissey also wants City Hall to be allowed to set its own income tax rates. Ms Morrissey, a councillor in Ealing with a background in film, set out plans in an article for the City AM newspaper, which is read widely in the Square Mile.Ms Morrissey is one of three possible candidates – along with Andrew Boff and Shaun Bailey – to fight Sadiq Khan at the 2020 London Mayoral elections.Hustings are due to be held in coming weeks among Tory candidates with a candidate announced at the Conservative party conference.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The London mayoral candidate said the new tax-raising powers would help to ensure the capital is “unshackled from the constraints of central government and allowed to realise its potential as one of the greatest cities on the planet”.She continued: “To start with, the full suite of property taxes should be devolved, including council tax, business rates, and stamp duty. “Stamp duty in particular often imposes a heavy burden on buyers in the capital, where national bands fail to reflect the fact that London prices vastly exceed the UK average. Boris Johnson remains the only Conservative to have been mayor of London, following election victories in 2008 and 2012.Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “Both London, and the UK as a whole, has much to gain from devolution. “Policy outcomes would also be better because it would allow for greater experimentation and responsiveness to local preferences. “Fiscal decentralisation would also see a reduction in wasteful spending as local authorities would be under constant scrutiny from the taxpayer.” read more

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