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

Additional support for homeless people

The Government announced today that it is allocating a further £3 million of new funding to help the job centre increase the levels of support they are able to provide to homeless people.

Review of Off-Payroll Working Rules (IR35)

In 2019 a good number of residents contacted me raising concerns about the off-payroll working rules and how they or their business could be affected.

Grants and Funding - January

Now I am back in my role as MP, I took a brief look at the some of the funding pots available which may help local residents.  So take a look and see if any can help you launch your project.

 

£4m funding to tackle rogue landlords

The Government has announced that more than £4 million in funding will be sent to local authorities to help them take enforcement action against criminal landlords and letting agents.

Starting the year campaigning

Today was busy today knocking on doors and delivering surveys with the brilliant Tamworth Conservative team. Along with activists we had Councillors Michelle Cook, Jeremy Oates, Robert Pritchard, Thomas Jay, John Chesworth, Richard Kingstone and Tina Clements.

The 12 Staffordshire MPs

Following the three Conservative gains in Newcastle & Stoke, all 12 Staffordshire MPs are now Conservative.

The Queens Speech

Today's queen's speech reaffirmed that the NHS is our number one priority which is why we will become the first ever Government to enshrine the increased NHS budget of an extra £33.9 billion per year into law.

The Queen's Speech also set out our plans to:

Thank you for your support!

I would like to thank the people of Tamworth and surrounding villages for supporting me in the recent election.

Thank you especially to the Returning Officer, elections team and local police who helped ensure we could all cast our votes and that election day ran smoothly.

Casework Report - October

This is my last casework report under the current Parliament as I expect Parliament will dissolve next week for a General Election.

UK Sausage Week

It is UK sausage week, a time to kick off your meals with a bang-er! The week is aimed at promoting local butchers, farmers and retailers who champion the sausage.