Yesterday the Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement with a positive outlook for the UK. The economy has grown for five consecutive years and continues to do so. Employment has increased by 3 million since 2010, which is the equivalent of 1,000 people finding work every day. The unemployment rate is…Read More
I’m pleased that a Jobs Fair and Training Event will be taking place at Alfreton Leisure Centre on Friday, 29 January 2016 from 10am-3pm.
I’ve been working with the Job Centre, local Councils and employers to arrange a special jobs fair after Leaderflush Shapland fell into administration over the Christmas period,…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
On Thursday 10th September, I served on a Draft Legislative Committee which met to consider the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015. This Amendment will see increases in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) across the board, most notably including a 21% increase in the NMW for apprentices. This amendment will…Read More
Today I was in Parliament to welcome the first Conservative Budget in 18 years. This was a bold budget for my constituents, delivering on our election promises introducing measures to support workers, businesses, public services, taxpayers and savers while taking the responsible decisions to complete the job of sorting out…Read More
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…Read More
Last night, I was delighted to be returned to Parliament as the Member for Amber Valley. I won the seat with a 9.2% – or 4,205 majority. In 2010, my majority was 536, so we achieved a 5.4% swing.
It is an honour and a privilege to be re-elected here, and I promise…Read More
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,…Read More
On Tuesday 27th January, I asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, whether she thinks it is right for Northern Ireland to be able to set their own Corporation Tax rate, whilst their MPs are still able to vote on the rate of Corporation Tax in Great…Read More