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

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. 

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.

Tax Free Child Care

I understand that there are many working families across Tamworth who are not currently claiming support they can receive from the Government to help them with child care.

Changes comnig to ESA & PIP Assessments

A number of you will know that I regularly raise issues with the DWP both locally and nationally about the challenges some residents face when having to attend multiple face to face assessments in Birmingham for their benefits.

New Homes Ombudsman Created

Boris Johnson has confirmed that housing is a top priority for Government so I am pleased that home buyers will soon be able to benefit from the creation of a New Homes Ombudsman.

Meeting with West Midlands Trains

Yesterday I met with the MD of West Midlands Railway to put forward the important issues you email and call me about. 🚂

Issues like cancelled and delayed trains, parking build ups in Shenstone, frequency of service and getting an update on when the new trains will be delivered.

Casework Report - January

Now that I have been re-elected, I wanted to get back to providing monthly casework reports.  It helps local people gain a better insight about the topics that residents are raising with me throughout the month.

Self Assessment Deadline Tomorrow

Year after year HMRC receive some bizarre and imaginative excuses as well as unusual expense claims following the Jan 31 Self Assessment Deadline. 

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.