10/01/2017 Look East


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


10/01/2017

The latest news, sport and weather for the East of England.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 10/01/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

In the programme, the Labour leader for the news where you are.

:00:00.:00:12.

In the programme, the Labour leader comes to the region with a message

:00:13.:00:18.

after Brexit. Some small businesses warn a change in rates could hit

:00:19.:00:23.

tomorrow with colder weather heading tomorrow with colder weather heading

:00:24.:00:27.

our way. I will have all the details mother. -- later.

:00:28.:00:34.

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has made his most important speech

:00:35.:00:37.

He told supporters that he wouldn't bow to pressure to support

:00:38.:00:43.

But he did reassure a region which returned one of the biggest

:00:44.:00:48.

votes for Brexit that he will lobby for schemes to prevent

:00:49.:00:50.

cheap migrant labour from under-cutting local workers.

:00:51.:00:52.

In a moment we'll speak to the Labour MP for Norwich South,

:00:53.:00:55.

but first this from our political correspondent Andrew Sinclair.

:00:56.:01:00.

Labour and its leader are undergoing a bit of a New Year rebrand.

:01:01.:01:04.

This afternoon's speech was billed as Mr

:01:05.:01:06.

Corbyn's big response to the Brexit vote.

:01:07.:01:09.

Labour accepts those challenges that the voters have given us.

:01:10.:01:13.

Among his big ideas, more money for the NHS, a crackdown on

:01:14.:01:16.

high levels of pay, and yes, a new policy on immigration.

:01:17.:01:21.

The advanced briefing was that he would back a

:01:22.:01:24.

restriction on the number of people coming to Britain, but he didn't say

:01:25.:01:27.

Instead he spoke about the importance of migrants to our

:01:28.:01:31.

economy, and said improving local services was the answer.

:01:32.:01:35.

The question of underfunding of services

:01:36.:01:38.

In this city, in Peterborough, for example, this

:01:39.:01:42.

council here seems to be more interested in selling off council

:01:43.:01:44.

housing to a private sector organisation

:01:45.:01:47.

rather than housing the

:01:48.:01:50.

people that are homeless and need to be housed.

:01:51.:01:52.

So you say if there was more funding in services, people

:01:53.:01:55.

wouldn't be so concerned about immigration?

:01:56.:01:56.

I think sometimes there are issues surrounding shortages of

:01:57.:01:59.

services in which people are unfairly blamed.

:02:00.:02:02.

It is generally accepted that fears about

:02:03.:02:04.

the pressures caused by immigration were the reasons for the large

:02:05.:02:07.

Leave campaigners said the solution is to

:02:08.:02:13.

Mr Corbyn believes more support for local councils is

:02:14.:02:17.

There was a lot of jobs that perhaps we don't want to do,

:02:18.:02:23.

I do think we should put a cap on it.

:02:24.:02:29.

But I think they are hard workers, some of them

:02:30.:02:31.

You're going to have to cap them, there's no other way to

:02:32.:02:35.

Why have you come to a pro Brexit city to deliver an

:02:36.:02:39.

Labour has always struggled to do well in the

:02:40.:02:43.

Being on the Remain side in a largely Brexit voting area won't

:02:44.:02:47.

So today was all about offering a new message in the hope

:02:48.:02:51.

Clive Lewis is the only Norfolk MP. I prided to him there was criticism

:02:52.:03:11.

that Mr Corwin's speech lacked clarity. Did he agree.

:03:12.:03:15.

Speeches in a 24-hour context usually develop, and

:03:16.:03:20.

people will find nuances and differences in there, but actually I

:03:21.:03:22.

think it's been quite clear, he spoke today

:03:23.:03:24.

about his vision for the

:03:25.:03:25.

future, about our position on Brexit, on those negotiations.

:03:26.:03:28.

And on issues such as higher pay, which I

:03:29.:03:32.

think a lot of people at the moment are quite concerned about.

:03:33.:03:35.

This region returned a very strong vote

:03:36.:03:37.

for Brexit, yet we have a number of businesses here that rely on migrant

:03:38.:03:40.

I mean, is Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party trying to be

:03:41.:03:45.

I think you are doing something here which

:03:46.:03:49.

is becoming quite commonplace, which is

:03:50.:03:50.

you are equating the vote on

:03:51.:03:52.

Immigration is a huge issue here in the East, isn't it?

:03:53.:03:59.

But I think there are lots of reasons why people

:04:00.:04:04.

It wasn't just about immigration, but yes, of

:04:05.:04:07.

course, the freedom of movement, immigration, is a big issue in this

:04:08.:04:10.

country, is a big issue in the eastern region,

:04:11.:04:12.

and of course, yes, you have to address that.

:04:13.:04:14.

Jeremy Corbyn has said today that his

:04:15.:04:16.

priority is spending more on public services,

:04:17.:04:18.

and that will address the

:04:19.:04:20.

issues and the challenges of immigration.

:04:21.:04:23.

But that's not going to do it alone, is it?

:04:24.:04:26.

No, and I think, if we have a hard Brexit, and that

:04:27.:04:29.

will make it ever more difficult to be able to have the investment.

:04:30.:04:33.

People want to see clarity, businesses want to see clarity.

:04:34.:04:36.

They want a level of certainty about what

:04:37.:04:38.

the British government is going to do in those negotiations.

:04:39.:04:41.

We need to hear that, and we're not getting it.

:04:42.:04:43.

A man from Norwich has been charged with murdering a mother of two.

:04:44.:04:50.

Kerri McAuley, who was 32, was found dead at a flat

:04:51.:04:53.

A post mortem examination was inconclusive.

:04:54.:04:58.

Police believe she was severely assaulted.

:04:59.:05:01.

Joe Storey, who's 26, will appear before Norwich

:05:02.:05:03.

Some of the region's small firms are warning their businesses will be

:05:04.:05:10.

Business rates are charged on properties, such

:05:11.:05:15.

They are set by the Government and collected by councils.

:05:16.:05:21.

But in some places bills are set to more than double,

:05:22.:05:23.

Getting the floor done today and tomorrow...

:05:24.:05:29.

Rebecca Bishop is investing in the future of her

:05:30.:05:31.

business, the Two Magpies Bakery on Southwold high-street closed for

:05:32.:05:35.

She employs 21 people, but on April 1st, her business

:05:36.:05:41.

rates are going up from ?4,500 a year to 15,500.

:05:42.:05:47.

At the moment I pay myself only the minimum wage, I pay

:05:48.:05:50.

Everything I make goes back into the business.

:05:51.:05:55.

So we are looking at potentially decisions about people I employee,

:05:56.:06:00.

decisions about where money is invested in the business.

:06:01.:06:04.

It's the first revaluation since 2008.

:06:05.:06:09.

The rates are based on the rentable value

:06:10.:06:11.

of a business property, with a

:06:12.:06:13.

Areas where rents have risen sharply over the last nine years will be

:06:14.:06:19.

But nationally, three quarters of businesses will see no

:06:20.:06:24.

Rebecca Bishop is a victim of Southwold's success.

:06:25.:06:29.

National chains are moving into the High Street and

:06:30.:06:31.

At the moment my rateable value per square metre is

:06:32.:06:36.

This square meter will go up to ?700.

:06:37.:06:42.

The Department for Communities and Local Government

:06:43.:06:44.

The Crown pub and hotel at Stoke-in-Nayland, in Suffolk, is

:06:45.:07:09.

The Crown pub and hotel at Stoke-by-Nayland, in Suffolk, is

:07:10.:07:12.

also facing a big rise in business rates.

:07:13.:07:14.

There's been major expansion over the past ten years, and now it

:07:15.:07:16.

In 2003, when we bought the Crown, we were paying

:07:17.:07:20.

In 2008 we put an extension on, and they went up to just

:07:21.:07:24.

Today we have been notified our rates are

:07:25.:07:30.

going up to ?102,000 a

:07:31.:07:31.

Richard Sunderland says his business rate rise is a tax on

:07:32.:07:36.

The changes are designed to make the system fairer, but for the

:07:37.:07:41.

Selena Dawson is from the Federation of Small Businesses.

:07:42.:07:51.

I asked her how widespread the concern among members is.

:07:52.:07:56.

There's going to be winners and losers, and members out in rural

:07:57.:08:00.

Norfolk are telling us in market towns that

:08:01.:08:02.

Some of those businesses are captured.

:08:03.:08:09.

Where it is really impacting is the city centre

:08:10.:08:13.

And there's still that unfairness, the unfairness on

:08:14.:08:18.

being that business rates has nothing to do with your performance

:08:19.:08:21.

as a business, so it's that property element

:08:22.:08:26.

and you're captured if you are

:08:27.:08:28.

The government is actually saying that

:08:29.:08:32.

they think this revaluation will actually make the system fairer.

:08:33.:08:36.

Are you saying you disagree with that?

:08:37.:08:38.

What I'm saying is it's a positive step.

:08:39.:08:40.

However, we are not at the end of that road yet whatsoever, and

:08:41.:08:44.

there is still that detriment and we are still hearing that detriment

:08:45.:08:47.

for small to medium businesses, and we need reform.

:08:48.:08:51.

So ideally, then, how do you get a system, as you would

:08:52.:08:54.

see it, that is completely fair for all businesses where ever

:08:55.:08:57.

And this is something that we are fighting hard

:08:58.:09:04.

Businesses differ, people differ, and areas differ as well.

:09:05.:09:09.

And we need to have a reform that is going to embody...

:09:10.:09:16.

It sounds like that could be impossible, then,

:09:17.:09:17.

No, I'm not saying it's impossible, what I'm saying is

:09:18.:09:22.

that there needs to be a lot of thought.

:09:23.:09:24.

What has happened so far is we've had small reform moving in

:09:25.:09:27.

positive steps to a lot of small businesses.

:09:28.:09:31.

We've still got a lot of thought process to go and a lot of

:09:32.:09:34.

minor change to go in government to actually make differences.

:09:35.:09:37.

A soldier was given a fitting send off in Norfolk this

:09:38.:09:47.

afternoon from 200 mourners, many of whom he'd never met.

:09:48.:09:51.

Reginald Watson, who lived in Ormesby St Margaret,

:09:52.:09:55.

He had no living relatives but, after a campaign on social media,

:09:56.:10:01.

he was given a funeral that many felt the decorated

:10:02.:10:04.

Coming up now, the weather with Alex.

:10:05.:10:11.

But from the rest of the late team, goodnight.

:10:12.:10:18.

Good evening, a mild night this time of the year with a lot of cloud

:10:19.:10:24.

around overnight. Wind is picking up as well, the chant some patchy rain

:10:25.:10:29.

arriving by tomorrow morning. We start the day with temperatures at

:10:30.:10:32.

around seven or eight Celsius, and they will continue to increase the

:10:33.:10:36.

morning. This weather system comes in and brings in some much cold air

:10:37.:10:40.

from the North west, and those north-westerly winds will be a

:10:41.:10:44.

feature or tomorrow. Quite a windy forecast, some patchy rain and a

:10:45.:10:45.

cloudy conditions first thing, before we

:10:46.:11:00.

get brighter skies and sunshine. Those winds freshening all the time,

:11:01.:11:01.

and these are the average wind of the week, and to start the

:11:02.:11:04.

weekend as

:11:05.:11:05.