ARCHIVED NEWS: OCT-NOV 2022
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LET'S CELEBRATE TOWNS
The Somerset Guardian, 30th November 2022
Recently, Visa wrote to let me know that it has set up a nationwide competition celebrating the hundreds of towns across the United Kingdom that help local businesses and communities to prosper. Visa understands that there is enormous...
HELP FOR HOUSEHOLDS
The Somerset Guardian, 23rd November 2022
This week, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mel Stride, wrote to all Members of Parliament outlining the financial support that the Government is offering as we navigate the current economic challenges. It was recently announced...
The Somerset Guardian, 16th November 2022
Last Sunday, on Remembrance Day, I was enormously privileged to be invited to the parade at Midsomer Norton. In the last few years I attended parades at Whitehall in my role as a Government Minister. This was an extraordinary honour but...
The Somerset Guardian, 9th November 2022
Over eight million people in receipt of benefits will receive an extra £324 this month as part of the Government’s £37 billion package of cost of living support. Nearly one in four families will receive a second Cost of Living Payment by 23rd November...
THE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK BILL
The Somerset Guardian, 2nd November 2022
Recently, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, James Cartlidge, wrote to all Members of Parliament as regards the Second Reading of the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill, which will ensure that the necessary powers are established to both support...
NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS
The Somerset Guardian, 26th October 2022
Last week, The National Lottery Community Fund wrote to me confirming that £39,654.00 was awarded to community projects in North East Somerset between May and August this year. I am delighted that part of the sum, £9,657, has been...
CHANGES TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT
The Somerset Guardian, 19th October 2022
Last week, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Chloe Smith, wrote to all Members of Parliament about the changes that the Department is making to the Universal Credit Administrative Earnings Threshold Level. On 26th September...
The Somerset Guardian, 12th October 2022
Last week, I met Clarke Osbourne, Chairman of Truespeed, who kindly invited me to come and watch what the engineers do and discuss how the company is run. Truespeed was established in 2014 after realising that there was demand in the area...
NEW HELP TO HEAT FUNDING
The Somerset Guardian, 5th October 2022
Last week, Lord Callanan, Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, wrote to all Members of Parliament regarding the £1.5 billion being made available to upgrade the energy efficiency of eligible households under the new...