News

Future of the Sleepover Club

I have been contacted by residents concerned about the future of the 'Sleepover Club' ran by Saxon Hill Academy in Lichfield.

Interest only mortgages

I recently heard from UK Finance, the collective voice for the banking and finance industry and a number of mortgage lenders about how they are working to help raise awareness of the options available to constituents who are coming to the end of their interest only mortgages.

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.

New plans to protect treasure

Plans to widen the definition of treasure so that more archaeological finds can be protected for the nation have been outlined by the Heritage Minister, Michael Ellis today.

Goal to end HIV transmission by 2030

The Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has set out a commitment to end transmission of HIV in England by 2030.  He said this will happen through better prevention, detection and treatment.

Have your say on Tamworth Town Centre

The success of Tamworth town centre is a top priority for the local Council but they accept that the high street is changing and the role of town centres is different to what it used to be.

Supporting Children's Mental Health

Today I met Action for Children at a drop-in event in Westminster.  They had invited me to discuss child's mental health.