Last week’s Autumn Statement marked a major moment when the Government changed gear and focused on how to drive growth in the economy in the decade ahead, with the biggest package of supply side tax cuts since the 1980s.
Last week, we witnessed the pomp and ceremony of the historic first King’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament. The King’s Speech is written by the government and delivered by the reigning monarch.
I welcome the emphasis in the King’s Speech on improving the life chances of young people through the provision of academic and technical education, which is key to securing high and sustained economic growth in every part of the country, including beautiful Hastings and Rye.
Last Friday, Sally-Ann Hart, MP for Hastings and Rye and Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle, co-hosted a roundtable for 40 local farmers and land agents with the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Forestry Commission at Staplec
Operating costs of swimming pools and leisure facilities, alongside general inflationary pressure, have increased considerably over recent months, placing swimming pools and leisure facilities at risk of closure or significant service reduction.
Last Saturday, I saw yet again the destruction in Hastings town centre caused by flooding, and witnessed the emotional and financial devastation the flooding has caused to residents and businesses when for most, things have only just returned to normal following the floods on 16th January this ye
Following the public consultation process and meetings with accessibility groups and passenger bodies, this morning (31st) the Transport Secretary Mark Harper said the Government has asked train operators to withdraw their proposals because they did not meet high passenger standards.