Promote Tamworth Jobs and Tourism

Tourism is currently worth £127 billion to Britain’s economy and as Britain’s seventh largest export industry, inbound tourism’s economic contribution is currently valued at £26.2 billion. We are lucky to have so much on our doorstep that I want to continue to promote. 

The English tourism sector touches everyone – visitors, residents, businesses and employees. It’s one of the few sectors active in every part of the country. It’s the third largest employer, every day supporting 2.6 million jobs and is a major employer of school leavers and young people and an incubator for entrepreneurs.

News

Charity support during Covid19

In addition to the wealth of support rolled out for businesses and charities under the Chancellor's business support scheme (which can be found at www.businesssupport.gov.uk) the Chancellor announced yesterday that more would be done to help chariti

Claiming Tax relief for working from home

Many of you are working from home at the moment due to the Covid19 outbreak and this does come with additional costs.  While many employers are putting forward expense claims for workers who are having to stay home and work to help cover increased electricity and heating, not all are offering thi

More info on Furlough

I am receiving a lot of correspondence on furlough so I wanted to explain a little more about it and how it may help you.

Carers wanted across Staffordshire

Thousands of vulnerable residents in Staffordshire rely on personal care in their homes and this demand will increase as the Covid19 pandemic continues across the country.

IR35 Delayed

The government has announced it is delaying the reforms to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) from 6 April 2020 to 6 April 2021.

The Budget 2020

Yesterday the Chancellor unveiled a Budget that delivers on our promises to the British people to level up our whole United Kingdom and spread opportunity across every community. 

Major strategic road changes

While I am still digesting the good news from the Budget, it was fantastic to see the announcement of £79.5m pledged by the Chancellor to the North Warwickshire A5 corridor.

Flybe Update

Flybe ceased trading as of 2:30 on 5 March 2020.  An estimated 15,000 passengers were due to fly on the 5 and the Government's immediate priority has been to ensure those customers and those with future booked flights are kept informed of alternative travel options.

Bring the Noise - event for kids

This year the National Memorial Arboretum is collaborating with the BBC's Teach Bring the Noise campaign to run music shops for young people in Staffordshire.