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.

Tough new powers to tackle unauthorised emcampments

If you have lived in Tamworth or Lichfield for a while, you will know that during summer there are a number of travelling families who pass through the area, some for work, some for weddings and family get-togethers and some simply looking to enjoy the sights and entertainment that our area provi

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.

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.