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Welcome to my latest newsletter to keep you updated on my work in Parliament and what I’ve been up to in Amber Valley.
As always, you’ll find a selection of what I’ve… 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
On Wednesday 18th March, I was called to serve on a Delegate Legislation Committee, where we consider detailed changes to the law made under powers from an existing Act of Parliament. We were called to consider the Draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015.
These regulations look to… Read More
On Wednesday 25th March, I spoke in the Finance Bill No.2 debate to raise an issue I know many of you are concerned: tax abuse and avoidance. I spoke with the Minister about the General Anti-Abuse Rule, which is a targeted anti-avoidance rule. I support strong legislation and measures to… 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
As published in the Derby Telegraph, Friday 27th March 2015
Earlier this week, Angel Gurria, head of the OECD described the Chancellor’s economic policies as a “text book” example for other countries and stressed that now we need to be allowed to “finish the job”. These are welcome remarks, highlighting the progress… 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
On Wednesday 7th January, I held a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament on the Diverted Profit Tax, introduced in the 2014 Autumn Statement. I welcome the introduction of this tax from April 1st, and I believe that the Diverted Profits Tax will deter multinational companies from avoiding paying tax here… Read More