Worcester MP welcomes national wage boost

Worcester’s MP has welcomed the increase in the National Minimum Wage that comes into force today with the first step towards a National Living Wage set out in the Summer Budget and a record breaking increase in the Apprentice Minimum Wage. The moves are the first step on a journey that will take the UK to a new higher pay environment in which the minimum wage will rise to at least £9 per hour by 2020.

Traveller reforms to help Mid Worcestershire

Nigel Huddleston MP has welcomed new rules which will offer stronger protection against unauthorised occupation. The new package of reforms unveiled by Communities Secretary Greg Clark earlier this month require councils to provide sites for travellers who move around, where there is a need, however, travellers who are no longer nomadic, will now be subject to the same planning regulations as the settled population.

New rigorous qualifications for 16-year-olds

From this week, 16-year-olds will be able to study new, rigorous Core Maths qualifications, studying business-backed maths knowledge applicable to everyday life, as well as new gold standard Maths and English GCSEs.

Tory ideas can shape the next decade for all Britons

One hundred days ago the Prime Minister stood on the steps of Downing Street and said that the first Conservative majority Government for 18 years would govern on behalf of everyone. It is this brand of modern, One Nation, compassionate conservatism that has guided us since 8 May – and it will continue to guide this Government for the rest of this Parliament.

MP welcomes fall in crime

Warwickshire MP Mark Pawsey, has welcomed news that crime has fallen by more than a quarter (27 per cent) since 2010. This brings recorded crime to its lowest level on record, according to latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics.

Travelling in Europe 2015

West Midlands Conservative MEP, Daniel Dalton has put together an essential factsheet on travelling in Europe in 2015. It provides useful information to help you have a memorable holiday for all the right reasons.