Reducing The Cost of Living

Keeping prices low is incredibly important, though more people are in employment and education than ever before, cost of living is still a key issue for many of my constituents.

I will campaign locally and nationally to help reduce the cost of living so that low-income families no longer feel the 'pinch' and the economy can continue to grow.

Be it rent, food prices, transport costs or boosting social mobility, I will lobby to improve standards of living and ensuring that Brexit will bring about more opportunity for residents, particularly for goods purchase, employment options and securing decent, affordable housing.

News

View From the House - September 9th

Hello and welcome back to my weekly View from the House for Tamworth Informed. The summer recess has been incredibly busy, with a lot of changes. I signed off my last View from the House saying there would be lots of news to report, I do not think I am wrong!

The Spending Review

Today the Chancellor set out a review on spending.  This is not a budget but an insight into a change in direction on public policy and Government spending.

Pension Credit - are you entitled?

The charity Independent Age has been investigating the Pension Credit system.  They have kindly produced figures from each constituency of Pension Credit uptake and where improvements can be made.

Improving child care costs reporting

A topic which sometimes crosses my desk from local parents is the challenges they face when trying to report their child care to the Universal Credit or Tax Credit system.

Promoting the Disabled Persons Rail Card

Christopher Pincher MP has today joined forces with the rail industry to encourage more disabled people in Tamworth to travel by train using the Disabled Persons Railcard, which offers a third off journeys.

Post Office Pay Review

In my constituency, a number of the Post Offices have closed over the past few years, some because the Post Master has retired or moved away, others because the demand for service was no longer in the area and some because they found the job too challenging.

Central heating support

The Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative has just launched in Tamworth. The initiative aims to install fully funded first time central heating systems into eligible homes across Staffordshire.

Tackling 'rip off' Funeral Fees

Sometimes in my casework I have to deal with sensitive subjects and one of the most heartbreaking is when a constituent has lost a loved one, thought they had a plan in place to cover the funeral only to find that this was not the case.

Supporting retired police officers

The National Association for Retired Police Officers (NARPO) represents nearly 90,000 former police officers of all ranks, together with their widows, widowers and former partners.  A number of serving officers, ex-police officers and their family members notified me about an event being held in