Westminster News

BREXIT - THE WAY FORWARD

House of Commons has spoken and the Government will listen. People, particularly EU citizens who have made their home here and UK citizens living in the EU, deserve clarity about what the House does support. 

So the Prime Minister has set out how we intend to proceed:

NHS LONG-TERM PLAN WELCOMED IN WEALDEN

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has welcomed the launch of a long term plan for the NHS by the Prime Minister. The publication of the plan follows the announcement last year that the NHS would receive £20.5 billion extra by 2023-24.

STAMP DUTY CUT REALLY HELPING

New statistics show that our cut to stamp duty a year ago has benefited over 180,000 households, helping more people to achieve the dream of home ownership.

REAL WAGES RISING AS JOBLESS TOTAL FALLS

New figures show that real wages are rising at their fastest pace in nearly ten years and the number of people in work is at a record high as our economy continues to grow.

11M GET FAIRER ENERGY DEAL

Ofgem has set the final level for our energy price cap, giving 11 million people a fairer deal and ensuring we help people make ends meet as we build a country that works for everyone.

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN; WAGES UP

New figures show that in the past year, the unemployment rate has remained at its lowest since 1975 and real wages grew for the fifth consecutive month, helping families keep more money in their pockets.

EXTRA BOOST FOR NHS FUNDING

We have announced £2.4 billion of taxpayers’ money will be saved and reinvested into NHS frontline services over the next five years, as we replace a costly and outdated model for purchasing goods and services for the NHS.

NEW FREE SCHOOLS CREATED

Today, the Education Secretary has announced that 53 new free schools are opening across the country, creating up to 40,000 new school places and ensuring every child has the best start in life.

TACKLING PRISON DRUGS

Today, the Prisons Minister announced £10 million funding to fight drugs, improve security and boost leadership capabilities in ten of the most challenging prisons in the country, in order to reduce reoffending and better protect the public.

SOCIAL HOUSING GREEN PAPER

The Communities Secretary has launched the Social Housing Green Paper which will help ensure everyone has a safe, decent place to live and help as many people as possible onto the housing ladder.