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CMS DOMESTIC ABUSE REVIEW
The Somerset Guardian, 25th January 2023
Last week, Mims Davies, Minister for Social Mobility, Youth and Progression, wrote to all Members of Parliament about the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), particularly in relation to domestic abuse. In 2021, the Government...
COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE AWARDS
The Somerset Guardian, 18th January 2023
Recently, Sara Lee, Director of the Countryside Alliance Awards, wrote to let me know that two businesses in North East Somerset are in contention to win a Southwest Regional title in the Rural Enterprise and Butcher categories...
HELPING HANDS VACANCIES
The Somerset Guardian, 11th January 2023
Recently, Linzi Jones who is the Keynsham Branch Care Manager for Helping Hands, wrote to let me know that there are carer vacancies available and wanted me to pass this information on to any constituents who are looking for a new...
THE RETAINED EU LAW BILL
The Telegraph, 6th January 2023
The United Kingdom has saved £191 billion simply by not being a member of the European Union. That figure represents the degree we would have been on the hook for what the Commission proudly calls “the largest stimulus package ever”...
POPE BENEDICT XVI
The Somerset Guardian, 4th January 2023
Pope Benedict XVI may be seen by history as a great pope, not just an interesting one. In a partnership, started with the election of Saint Pope John Paul II and ended by his abdication in 2013, Pope Benedict was a rock upon which the Church...
NEW YEAR UPDATE
The Farrington Gurney Parish Magazine, Jan/Feb 2023
The New Year represents change and new resolutions. This is by no means different in Parliament as Members of Parliament return to Westminster to continue the year’s work and continue to navigate the current economic...
THE TRUTH OF CHRISTMAS
The Somerset Guardian, 21st December 2022
Once all the secular preparations have been made for Christmas perhaps there is now time to use the remaining days of Advent to prepare for the coming of Christ. An event that is probably even more incomprehensible for the Modern World...
LOW INCOME GRANTS AVAILABLE
The Somerset Guardian, 14th December 2022
Recently, Bath and North East Somerset wrote to me confirming that there are new grants available to help those on a low income with living and energy costs. B&NES has launched a new scheme whereby low-income households can apply...
The Somerset Guardian, 7th December 2022
Last Friday, I visited the Jobcentre in Bath to talk to staff and clients. My visits to the Jobcentre are always helpful in understanding how Government policy is being delivered and how both employees and clients are managing any new changes to...