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Universal School Inspections

Today the Government has put forward proposals to ensure that Ofsted will visit all schools judged to be outstanding within the next 5 academic years.  This will bring an end to the era of some schools going over 10 years without any form of inspection.

New AI tech to block online grooming

A new technique which uses AI to identify and block child grooming conersations has been launched by the Home Office, working with partners in Microsoft.

Disclosure About Crime Victims

One of the most frustrating encounters that some crime victims have to endure is that some murders refuse to disclose the location of the victim's body.

Review of Off-Payroll Working Rules (IR35)

In 2019 a good number of residents contacted me raising concerns about the off-payroll working rules and how they or their business could be affected.

Grants and Funding - January

Now I am back in my role as MP, I took a brief look at the some of the funding pots available which may help local residents.  So take a look and see if any can help you launch your project.

 

£4m funding to tackle rogue landlords

The Government has announced that more than £4 million in funding will be sent to local authorities to help them take enforcement action against criminal landlords and letting agents.

Starting the year campaigning

Today was busy today knocking on doors and delivering surveys with the brilliant Tamworth Conservative team. Along with activists we had Councillors Michelle Cook, Jeremy Oates, Robert Pritchard, Thomas Jay, John Chesworth, Richard Kingstone and Tina Clements.

Getting Brexit Done

Today the newly formed Parliament began the process of ratifying the great new deal that the Prime Minister negotiated with the EU.

The 12 Staffordshire MPs

Following the three Conservative gains in Newcastle & Stoke, all 12 Staffordshire MPs are now Conservative.

The Queens Speech

Today's queen's speech reaffirmed that the NHS is our number one priority which is why we will become the first ever Government to enshrine the increased NHS budget of an extra £33.9 billion per year into law.

The Queen's Speech also set out our plans to: