Autumn Budget – 29/10/2018

Following yesterday’s budget, I wanted to share with you some of the announcements which I believe to be of particular interest to the residents of Amber Valley. You can read my speech on the budget yesterday here.

Help with the cost of living:

Increasing the National Living wage in April from £7.83…

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Spending Review 2015

The Chancellor announced the outcome of his Spending Review to Parliament this afternoon, outlining departmental spending for the year ahead and the Government’s vision for the future of Britain. The Spending Review is the occasion when the Chancellor sets out public spending plans for the Parliament – and in this…

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Tax Credits

Over recent weeks there have been significant developments on the Government’s proposals to change Tax Credits, which a number of you have contacted me about. This Government is committed to balancing the books and stabilising our economy, and reform to Tax Credits are necessary to get the welfare bill under control,…

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Queen’s Speech and State Opening of Parliament

Last week saw the Queen visit Parliament to perform the official State Opening of Parliament, which marks the formal start of the Parliamentary session and includes the Queen’s Speech –which sets out the Government’s legislative agenda over the coming year.

I was particularly pleased by the inclusion of legislation for an…

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Budget Response

There is a critical choice facing this country in 49 days’ time: stick with a plan that is delivering or return to the chaos of the past. This Budget signals a move towards the future for Britain taking us from austerity to prosperity. If you’re a saver, pensioner, mortgage payer,…

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