Ripley & Heanor News Column

As published in The Ripley & Heanor News, 24th July 2014

We’ve had more good news on the economy over the past few weeks, with the announcement last week that unemployment here in Amber Valley has fallen to 2.5%, meaning it’s nearly halved from its peak of 4.9% at the time…

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In Parliament – July

Finance Bill – New Clause 12 – 1st July 2014

Nigel Mills: I think we went through this in the Finance Bill Committee last year. It would be somewhat iniquitous to have a higher penalty for a scheme that complied with the letter of the law but was subsequently ruled out of…

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Great news on the economy

This morning, the ONS announced that the economy grew by 0.8% in Q2 2014, meaning that we’re now at the pre-recession peak of 2008.

This comes in addition to yesterday’s announcement from the IMF that the UK is expected to be the fastest-growing G7 economy in 2014.

These aren’t just abstract numbers…

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Heanor Hospital Consultation

The Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group has launched a 90-day consultation giving you your say on the future of Heanor health services.

The consultation began on Friday 11th July 2014 and will run until 5 PM on Friday 8th October.

You can find out more information about the consultation, including how to…

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Welfare Debate

On Monday I spoke in a debate discussing the performance of the Department of Work and Pensions.

The current Government inherited a mess of a welfare system – too many people were claiming different forms of benefits in an incredibly complicated system. This led to lower value for money and too…

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In Parliament – June

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine – 17th June 2014

Nigel Mills MP: What assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Ukraine.

William Hague MP (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Richmond (Yorks) Conservative): With the election of President Poroshenko the Ukrainian…

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Pothole Funding

I’m pleased to announce that the Government last week confirmed its allocation of £2.5m to Derbyshire County Council to fill 46,000 potholes across the county.

I know from speaking to constituents that many of them are concerned about the number of potholes in the roads in Amber Valley. They are simply…

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Derby Telegraph Column

As published in the Derby Telegraph, 20th June 2014

We’ve had more good news on the economy over the past few weeks. Earlier this week we heard that inflation is now at 1.5% – a five-year low – and unemployment here in Amber Valley continues to fall, and is now at…

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Getting stuck in at Lons Infant School

I was delighted to help Futures Housing Group staff lay the footpath at Lons Infant School in Ripley last Friday.

We were doing the work as part of their Make a Difference Day efforts, which is work they do during National Volunteers’ Week to support the local community.

I was grateful for…

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