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

Increased Parental Bereavement Leave

Today new regulations were laid out in Parliament for parents who suffer the loss of a child.  From April of this year they will be entitled to two weeks statutory bereavement leave. 

The NHS App

If you have not done so already, try the new NHS App.  Simply search for the app on your store, the NHS are trying to get as many people signed up and making use of their services as possible.

Travel discounts for veterans on the way

We are introducing the United Kingdom's first ever veterans rail card to help boost veteran's job prospects and strengthen family bonds through cheaper travel.

Govt wants YOUR budget ideas

The Government will soon be delivering its first Spring Budget.  The Budget is currently scheduled for 11th March 2020.

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 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: