Westminster News

Overhauling the Waste System

The Environment Secretary and Chancellor have confirmed that they plan to overhaul the waste system demonstrating our commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we found it.

The future of drones

Tamworth has some excellent, licensed drone photographers, from great views of our castle grounds and high-rise flats to river-side scenes and townscapes, drones can have a very positive role to play, particularly in media, public safety, science and geography.

Cancer Research Campaign

Recently I met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and show his support for all those working to ensure more people survive cancer.

Action on credit card fraud

I was recently contacted by a constituent who had a credit card taken out using his name and address.  He reported the incident as soon as he found out but the bank refused to engage with him as he did not have the account details to hand.

Finn's Law - helping

Today I had a furry friend join me in the Whips office for a brief tour, it was Finn the police dog and his handler, PC David Wardell.

Every day is different when you care

This week I had the opportunity to support a national recruitment campaign launching today from the Department of Health and Social Care to address the 110,000+ vacancies in adult social care across England.

The first FGM conviction

Earlier this month the United Kingdom secured its first guilty verdict for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) a key step towards tackling a dated, unnecessary and painful practice in our country.

Self harm and social media

Today the Suicide Prevention Minister Jackie Doyle-Price spoke at the National Suicide Alliance Conference highlighting how we must all look at the impact of harmful suicide and self-harm content online.

TV license concessions

Currently all households with somebody aged over 75 years old are entitled to receive a free TV license. The cost of this scheme was funded by the Government since it was introduced in 2000. In 2020 the current scheme is set to come to an end.

 

Alcohol duty freeze from today

From today taxes on beer, cider and spirits are frozen for another year keeping down the costs for industry and for the consumer.