Gordon Brown

Mountain rescue tax pledge missing from coalition list

The mountain rescue community must wonder what it has to do to squeeze any cash out of Whitehall. For more than three years, representatives of Mou...

20 May 2010

Gordon Brown pledges April date for free OS mapping

Ordnance Survey mapping will be free from 1 April. It’s not an April Fool’s joke, but the first indication from the Prime Minister that the Gov...

22 March 2010

Free Ordnance Survey mapping may follow Government u-turn

Outdoor enthusiasts were handed an early Christmas present today with the announcement that the Government could make leisure mapping free to users.

23 December 2009

Government holds off action on 'lost' paths

The Government has given a stay of execution on the threat to thousands of unrecorded rights of way. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders may lose th...

12 August 2009

Boss's concern for Ordnance Survey in mapping shake-up

The head of a company dealing in geographic information said today that the Government had ignored the views of industry in its move towards providing Ordnance Survey data free of charge.

23 March 2010

Give us the Cowell treatment, say mountain rescuers

Stewart Hulse has tasted stardom. He used to kick a ball around for Bury FC in the days when players ‘got paid 8s and 6d’ and was also handy with ...

11 February 2010

OS map data: what happened to the consultation?

A public consultation on the future of Ordnance Survey mapping failed to materialise this week. Despite assurances from a Government minister that ...

19 December 2009

Gordon says no to mountain rescue tax-break

Gordon Brown has turned down a plea to help Britain’s mountain rescue teams by exempting them from value added tax.

26 June 2009


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