Futures Forum: Crony capitalism and lemon socialism in East Devon........ The costs of "substantial growth and expanding business"
Futures Forum: A history of the East Devon Business Forum, part two....... "It mostly represents a number of businesss that councillors and ex-councillors are involved in and those where councillors and ex-councillors own where land which was permitted to be changed from agricultural land to industrial land."
Futures Forum: "Statistics show us that small and medium-size businesses (including those in tourism) are our life blood."
Futures Forum: Investing in roads in East Devon: who pays ... and who benefits?
The Telegraph has looked at the issue over time:
The faulty logic behind George Osborne’s living wage - Telegraph
Taxpayers give train firms half a billion a year to top–up profits - Telegraph
The Guardian has looked at the subject in some detail this week:
Direct aid, subsidies, tax breaks – the hidden welfare budget we don’t debate | Politics | The Guardian
Britain’s corporate welfare is out of control – increasing it makes no sense | Kevin Farnsworth | Comment is free | The Guardian
The £93bn handshake: businesses pocket huge subsidies and tax breaks | Politics | The Guardian
Here's a piece from last year in the Exeter Daily:
Who gets the most in benefits?
Who gets the most in benefits? | The Exeter Daily
Here is a substantial analysis of the condition, from a couple of years ago:
Renewal | Kevin Farnsworth | The British corporate welfare state
At the same time, calls were made around farming subsidies in the Westcountry:
Scrap 'corporate welfare': CAP payments for small farms not corporations
South West Green Party | Scrap 'corporate welfare': CAP payments for small farms not corporations
Scrap ‘corporate welfare’: CAP payments should go to small farms not corporations
Public versus Corporate welfare – not very fair at all! | Vote Green in 2015 for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle
There are plenty of other subsidies being handed out in the Westcountry:
South West Water profits soar by 10.8% | Western Morning News
Corporate welfare - the truth about who benefits from our taxes - Claire Wright
This report from Anna Minton from 2013 focussed on the 'East Devon mafia':
New report: Scaring the living daylights out of people
www.annaminton.com/Scaring The Living Daylights March 27th 13.pdf