Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Justin Joins Phoenix Enterprises 20 Year Birthday Bash

Justin Joins Phoenix Enterprises 20 Year Birthday Bash

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined mental health and learning disability charity, Phoenix Enterprises, to celebrate its 20th birthday. The charity started in 2002 as Phoenix Mailing, based in Cheney Manor. Over the last 20 years Phoenix has provided an essential safety net for literally hundreds of local people with learning difficulties and mental health challenges. Trustee, Mike Bowden, gave thanks to all their supporters: “Trustees, staff, volunteers and service users have come and go...

Record Numbers Of NHS Doctors And Nurses Working In The NHS

Record Numbers Of NHS Doctors And Nurses Working In The NHS

A record number of doctors and nurses are working in the NHS in England, delivering extra appointments, speeding up diagnoses and helping to tackle the COVID backlog. There are almost 1.24 million full-time equivalent staff working in NHS trusts and commissioning bodies in England – over 34,000 more people compared to a year ago, up by nearly 3%. The latest data published by NHS Digital up to September shows there are almost 4,000 more doctors and over 9,300 more nurses working in the NHS compa...

Swindon Advertiser Column - I Will Always Champion Sport

Swindon Advertiser Column - I Will Always Champion Sport

My love of sport is well known, both as a fan and through my work as an MP. The World Cup in Qatar has kicked off. Absolutely the wrong choice for a host for well documented reasons, but now the tournament has started it was fantastic to see England get off to a flying start and we would love to see more of the same tonight against the USA! On football, progress of the Fan Led Review is the main sports issue in Parliament. The Government has already endorsed the 10 key strategic recommendation...

11.6 Million Pensioners To Receive £600 To Help With Energy Bills

11.6 Million Pensioners To Receive £600 To Help With Energy Bills

From today, over 11.6 million pensioners in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will start to receive payments of up to £600 to help with their energy bills this winter. Winter Fuel Payments – boosted this year by an additional £300 per household Pensioner Cost of Living payment – will land in bank accounts over the next two months, the vast majority automatically. The money will appear in bank statements with the payment reference starting with the customer’s national Insurance number...

Over 27 Million households Across Great Britain Received Money Off Their Energy Bills

Over 27 Million households Across Great Britain Received Money Off Their Energy Bills

Over 27 million households across Great Britain received money off their energy bills last month as the Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) provided £1.8 billion in payments. New figures released today show the EBSS successfully provided a £66 discount for 97% of eligible households in England, Scotland and Wales in its first month. This is the first payment made through the EBSS since it launched in October and will see households receive a £400 discount on energy bills paid in 6 monthly instalm...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Tough, But Fair Decisions

Swindon Advertiser Column - Tough, But Fair Decisions

Yesterday saw the much anticipated and crucial Autumn Statement. Like many countries around the world, the UK is facing profound economic challenges – Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and the Covid pandemic having significantly hit public finances. We spent £409 billion in direct support during Covid and now our essential Energy Support scheme is costing roughly the same as the NHS – all this must be paid for, at a time when the global economic levels have deteriorated. The Autumn Statement ...

Chancellor Sets Out Government's Economic Plan

Chancellor Sets Out Government's Economic Plan

Today the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt set out in the Autumn Statement how the Government will restore economic stability, protect key public services, help control inflation, and boost growth. The plan is fair and involves a roughly equal split between tax rises and spending cuts, with the greatest burden falling on those who can afford it most. Measures set out in the plan include: 📈 The additional rate of 45% income tax threshold changing from £150k to those earning over £125,140. 🌍 New global tax...

Swindon MPs Welcome Confirmation Of A417 Missing Link Scheme

Swindon MPs Welcome Confirmation Of A417 Missing Link Scheme

Swindon MPs Sir Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson have welcomed the news that Transport Secretary Huw Merriman MP, has approved the A417 Missing Link scheme between Gloucester and Swindon, which will boost regional economies and transform journeys for millions of people. This landscape-led highways scheme will deliver a safe and resilient road while conserving and enhancing the special character of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson and South...

Justin Speaks In Education Debate

Justin Speaks In Education Debate

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson contributed to a debate on how to recruit more male primary school teachers. Justin intervened in Mansfield MP Ben Bradley's Westminster Hall debate to highlight the potential for footballers looking to transition away from their footballing career to be a strong recruitment pool for male primary school teachers.

Justin Raises Early Years Education Issues In Parliamentary Speech

Justin Raises Early Years Education Issues In Parliamentary Speech

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson raised number of issues relating to the early years and childcare sector during a Westminster Hall debate. The speech follows a vitit by Claire Coutinho to Imagination Childcare in Moredon, in which nursery owner Becky Cruise highlighted issues which effect the early years and childcare sector, including staffing ratios, business rates, SEN provision, funding, capacity and expansion. You can watch the speech below, or read a transcript of the speech via Hansar...