Tag Archives: Danny Alexander MP

“Dear Danny” – Chief Secretary responds to your note

In June this year we ran a campaign around the Spending Review, creating special ‘bank notes’ to act as a reminder to the Treasury of the value for money that trees, woods and forests offer… especially in these difficult economic times. Over 5,000 … Continue reading

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It’s always the environment. Maybe they aren’t serious about efficiency after all?

It always seems to be Defra that gets hardest hit. A ten per cent cut means that it has suffered one of the worst cuts in Whitehall from Spending Review 2013, announced yesterday (June 26th). No-one doubts that these are … Continue reading

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Danny Alexander MP says he is listening…

Just two weeks ago we launched a campaign entitled ‘Dear Danny’. It was a campaign conceived in the back room of a local café in Grantham between a few colleagues who had realised that with a Spending Review looming and … Continue reading

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‘Dear Danny’: Your words to the Treasury

We invited our members and supporters to send a special note to Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to remind him of the value of our natural capital during the Spending Review. More than 4,000 of our ‘notes’ were … Continue reading

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Worth their weight in more than gold

Our latest campaign action is based on the Trust’s fears that funding for forests may fall victim to cuts in the upcoming Spending Review. Historically, Defra has been an easy department to target – in the last Spending Review it … Continue reading

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