The Bank of England has launched its new citizens’ panels initiative. As the Bank highlights, the Bank of England’s work has far-reaching implications for all residents of the nations and regions of the UK and they want to hear what ordinary residents have to say about jobs, pay and the cost of living. Taking part […]
Today I was delighted to visit the pilot Cambuslang BankHUB on its official launch day. The BankHUB applies an innovative new approach to broadening community access to cash with in-situ community banking assistants who are able to have one-on-one sessions with customers on a rotational basis (Royal Bank of Scotland on Monday, Santander on Tuesday, […]
I am pleased to be one of the signatories of the cross-party letter written to the Prime Minister on 13 April 2021 regarding the inability of families of children with severe drug resistant epilepsy to access medical cannabis under prescription. Please find the letter attached below.
Applications have just opened for the 2021 Open University (OU) Disabled Veterans’ Scholarship Fund. This generous fund will provide scholarships for up to 50 disabled veterans to build on their unique military skills and experiences by studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level for free. The OU has awarded 160 such scholarships so far, helping individuals […]
On the 13th of April I had an opportunity to press the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade on what steps the Department is taking to ensure a level trading field for UK steel producers in the context of EU and US import controls on steel goods, and the risk of the UK becoming […]
On the 13th of April I had an opportunity to press the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the now-published conversations in April 2020 between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and David Cameron. You can watch my question and the Minister’s answer on Parliament TV, or read a transcript of […]