Westminster News

Free Hospital Parking for NHS Staff

The Government is providing free car parking for our NHS and social care workers.  These workers will be able to park in on-street parking bays and council owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

Supporting those most vulnerable to Covid19

The Government will be rolling out additional support to those most vulnerable to Covid19.  While most should have been contacted by their health centre... If you have any of the following:

MOT exemption for 6 months

A number of you have written to me with concerns about getting your vehicle MOT sorted.  While I can confirm that garages are on the essential list and so can remain open, the Department for Transport has granted a six month exemption for all cars test from 30 March.

Flatten the Curve

The Coronavirus is the greatest threat we have had to face in decades, and we are not facing it alone. This invisible threat is already among us, but we have the chance, the opportunity, to slow the virus’ spread, to ‘flatten the curve’ and protect our people.

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. 

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.

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.

LCF Mini bond scheme update

A number of residents in my area had invested in London Capital and Finance (LCF) mini-bonds, a scheme that many believed was under protection of the United Kingdom's Financial Compensation Scheme. 

Pharmacy First - Launched!

Pharmacy First - a new project aimed at easing pressures on A&E and GP appointments was launched over the weekend.