Westminster News

Pensions cold calling ban

Many local residents and even myself have been subject to cold calls, the Government is continually tightening regulation around this issue and today the cold calling ban on pensions comes into effect.

Assistance for forces members

Former service men suffering from PTSD and other mental health illnesses will now be prioritised for social housing under new proposals published today.

Training more social workers

Today the Education Secretary announced plans to train 900 new children's social workers.  These social workers will be helping to support some of the most vulnerable children and families in the United Kingdom.

NHS 10 Year Plan

This week the Government has launched a 10 year plan for the NHS. It aims to change the delivery of health care across the country.

HMRC advice on EU exit preparation

HMRC are written to all the VAT-registered businesses which trade with the EU only as their main source of trade.

The letter sets out what actions any business needs to take now in order to prepare for the unlikely event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal.

Fund to support disabled election candidates

Fighting elections is challenging and at can be expensive. It is clear that people with disabilities are likely to face greater costs when seeking elected office due to their disability.

Changes to PIP benefit

When constituents write to me about their PIP benefit, some of the most frequent queries which cross my desk come from residents who have long-term, complex conditions. These residents are being asked to complete regular review forms and attend face to face assessments for their PIP benefit.

Review on prescription medicines

The new Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has recognised that over prescribing medicines not only means money is spent unnecessarily but for the patient it can lead to unwanted side-effects, awkward conversations between patient and GP and in some cases dependency on medicines which is not needed.

Foster care - staying put

Foster carers and those providing 'Staying Put' arrangements play a vital role in supporting some of our most vulnerable children and young people.