Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Additional Funding To Help Adult Social Care This Winter

Additional Funding To Help Adult Social Care This Winter

People who receive care and the adult social care workforce will be further protected from COVID-19 and flu over the coming months, as the government sets additional funding for infection prevention and control. Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has announced an additional £388.3 million to prevent the spread of infection in social care settings, including £25 million to support care workers to access COVID-19 and flu vaccines over the winter months. This will ensure social care staff...

Swindon Advertiser Column - £500 Million Household Support Fund Will Support The Most Vulnerable

Swindon Advertiser Column - £500 Million Household Support Fund Will Support The Most Vulnerable

This week I was delighted to welcome my friend and former DWP colleague Will Quince MP to Swindon. Will is now the Minister responsible for Children and Families at the Department for Education so I was keen to invite him to Swindon to see some of the fantastic organisations that look after local youngsters. Our first stop was Playsteps Nursery by Faringdon Park where local councillor Jo Morris is the Manager. We had a great time meeting with staff and the children. There is no doubt that nurse...

Government Launches £500m Support For Vulnerable Households Over Winter

Government Launches £500m Support For Vulnerable Households Over Winter

- £500m support available to help those most in need as we enter the final stages of recovery Money available to councils in October 2021 - Bolsters support already in place to help vulnerable households and individuals Vulnerable households across the country will be able to access a new £500m support fund to help them with essentials over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic. The new Household Support Fund will support millions of households in England and ...

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson Welcomes Education Minister To Swindon

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson Welcomes Education Minister To Swindon

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed Minister for Children and Families Will Quince MP to Swindon in order to showcase the excellent provision available to children in the town. Justin and Will, who were until recently colleagues in the DWP, started with a visit to Playsteps Nursery near Farringdon Park – where they met with nursery owner, and borough councillor, Jo Morris. While at Play Steps, the pair also met with some of the children and joined them for some activities including craft ...

Business Secretary Meets With Fuel Industry To Discuss Supply Chain Issues

Business Secretary Meets With Fuel Industry To Discuss Supply Chain Issues

The Business Secretary has met with senior executives from the fuel industry following recent supply chain issues at petrol forecourts in some areas of the UK. During the meeting, attendees discussed issues caused by supply chain pressures and spikes in localised demand. As a result, Businesses Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has this evening agreed to implement a measure to temporarily exempt industry from the Competition Act 1998 for the purpose of sharing information and optimising supply. Known as...

Local MP Hails First In-Person Macmillan Coffee Morning Since Covid-19 Pandemic

Local MP Hails First In-Person Macmillan Coffee Morning Since Covid-19 Pandemic

North Swindon’s MP, Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a return to Macmillan’s popular Coffee Mornings, after attending the event for the first time in-person since the Covid-19 Pandemic – raising important donations for the cancer related charity. Justin attended his first coffee morning since the beginning of the pandemic recently, on a joint visit to meet with the Friends of Stratton Library group, based at Beechcroft Library. Justin joined local Penhill and Upper Stratton Ward Councillors, Cllr ...

Swindon Advertiser Column - No Need To Panic About Gas Supply

Swindon Advertiser Column - No Need To Panic About Gas Supply

As residents may have seen, the price of gas and its effect on energy prices has been in focus in the news this week. I want to reassure residents that there is sufficient capacity to meet demand, and gas supplies continue to operate reliably. There is no suggestion that the gas supply to the UK will be compromised, or that there are any risks of power cuts. There are a number of reasons for the rise in gas prices – the uptick in demand as the world economy re-opens following COVID-19; problems ...

Justin Calles On People To Get Active For National Fitness Day

Justin Calles On People To Get Active For National Fitness Day

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is joining millions of people across the UK to celebrate sport and activity as part of National Fitness Day. Supported by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the event sees people from all ages and backgrounds come together to highlight the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle, with thousands of events taking place throughout the country. Last year more than 19 million people took part in the event – despite the effects COVID. This year marks the 10th anniversa...

Update On Gas Price Rises

Update On Gas Price Rises

There has recently been widespread media coverage of wholesale gas prices, and the effect this could have on household energy bills. The impact on certain areas of industry, and its ability to continue production, has also attracted attention. This explainer sets out the background to the issue and the action the government is taking to protect the UK’s energy supply, industry, and consumers. Natural gas prices have been steadily rising across the globe this year for a number of reasons. This ha...

New System For International Travel

New System For International Travel

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced a simplified system for international travel in light of the success of the UK’s domestic vaccine rollout, providing greater stability for industry and passengers. The current traffic light system will be replaced by a single red list of countries and territories which will continue to be crucial in order to protect public health, and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world from Monday 4 October at 4am. Testing requ...