Visit to Ascott Analytical

Last week I visited local company Ascott Analytical Equipment Ltd.  The company manufacturers corrosion test cabinets primarily for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Enjoying Tamworth's Panto

Oh look it's the ugly sisters! Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Or maybe it's my ugly mug and Alex Farrell from Tamworth Pantomime Company.

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.

Phoenix Pub improvements

Today I had a visit to the pub, no not for a pint this time but to meet the staff and see what's in store for the Phoenix Pub on George Street.

The Withdrawal Agreement: My View

You will not be surprised to learn that I have received a vast amount of correspondence from residents in Tamworth over the last few weeks about the B word - the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.   

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.