Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Lock Down Restrictions Ease Further As Step 4 Of Roadmap Begins

Lock Down Restrictions Ease Further As Step 4 Of Roadmap Begins

Following the successful vaccine rollout by the UK Government, with an incredible 80,975,508 total vaccinations given so far, restrictions have been eased further today. The changes coming into effect today include: • Removing restrictions on how many people can meet in any setting, indoors or outdoors • The opening of all settings, including nightclubs. Large events like music concerts and sporting events can resume without attendance limits. Organisers are encouraged to use vaccine certificat...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Young Lions Did England Proud

Swindon Advertiser Column - Young Lions Did England Proud

On Sunday I tuned in to the football, hoping to see England beat Italy in the final of Euro 2020 and win their first major tournament in 55 years. Unfortunately, it was not to be… Despite a fantastic performance by the England squad, Italy managed to match us and edged through to lift the trophy via penalties. Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford, three of England’s youngest players, showed immense courage in stepping up to take penalties, and should feel nothing but pride for represe...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Fast Tracked Access To Benefits For People With Terminal Illness Expanded

Swindon Advertiser Column - Fast Tracked Access To Benefits For People With Terminal Illness Expanded

In my role as the Minister for Disabled People, I am very proud to be announcing a change to the Special Rules for the Terminally Ill, which apply to five DWP benefits: Universal Credit, ESA, AA, DLA and PIP. As it stands, if you are deemed to be Terminally Ill your application is fast-tracked. So in the case of PIP, the application typically takes 16 weeks (the award is backdated), whilst those processed under the Special Rules takes 5 days. Understandably the fast-tracked process is essentia...

Fast Tracked Access To Benefits For People With Terminal Illness Expanded

Fast Tracked Access To Benefits For People With Terminal Illness Expanded

North Swindon MP and Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, has announced that fast-tracked access to benefits will be extended to more people diagnosed with a terminal illness, increasing the support for those nearing the end of their lives. Changes announced today confirm that the current Special Rules for Terminal Illness which fast-track benefit applications for those with a terminal diagnosis of six months is to be replaced with a new 12-month, end of life definition. The move will...

Legal Lifeline For People In Need

Legal Lifeline For People In Need

- New funding to support vulnerable people affected by pandemic - Investment in free legal advice follows £5.4 million emergency grant last year - More than 70 not-for-profit providers will benefit An additional £2 million is being invested in the Community Justice Fund (CJF), which supports more than 70 not-for-profit organisations providing legal help to those who have lost their job, been caught in rent arrears, or built up debt as a result of Covid-19. The extra money follows a £5.4 million ...

Justin Calls For Women To Take Part In Public Safety Survey

Justin Calls For Women To Take Part In Public Safety Survey

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is asking women in North Swindon to participate in a survey to help improve the safety of women and girls in Swindon. The survey is being carried out by Swindon Borough Council, working with Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, and aims to support its bid for funding from the Government’s Safer Streets Fund. The Safer Streets Fund, which aims to: reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG) and increase women and girls’ feelings of safety in public s...

North Swindon MP Delighted At New £30 Million Competition Project To Make The UK A Leading Country In Building 5G Networks

North Swindon MP Delighted At New £30 Million Competition Project To Make The UK A Leading Country In Building 5G Networks

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomes the new project and “believes it is a great step in the movement of technology for the future”. The scheme will tackle the world’s over-reliance on a small number of telecoms vendors by developing new, innovative solutions right here in the UK. It will help build confidence in the security and resilience of new 5G technology as it delivers incredible social and economic benefits for people and businesses. The Future RAN Competition (FRANC) will fund innovative R&...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Come On England!

Swindon Advertiser Column - Come On England!

Congratulations to my wife Kate who was elected as a Swindon Borough Councillor last Thursday in the Priory Vale ward by-election, with a record share of the vote. She has already taken up a number of issues and attended her first set of meetings – keen to hit the ground running. I have no doubt she will be a brilliant Councillor, working alongside her ward colleagues Vinay Manro and Jo Morris. Turning to our vaccine programme, three weeks ago, the Government extended the vaccine rollout to eve...

COVID-19 Vaccines Have Prevented 7.2 Million Infections and 27,000 Deaths

COVID-19 Vaccines Have Prevented 7.2 Million Infections and 27,000 Deaths

New analysis suggests the vaccination programme has prevented between 6.4 and 7.9 million infections and 26,000 and 28,000 deaths in England alone. Latest modelling analysis from Public Health England (PHE) and the University of Cambridge’s MRC Biostatistics Unit suggests that the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme has so far prevented an estimated 7.2 million infections and 27,000 deaths in England alone. This is the first analysis giving an estimated number of vaccine-prevented infec...

Most Vulnerable Could Be Offered Booster COVID-19 Vaccines From September

Most Vulnerable Could Be Offered Booster COVID-19 Vaccines From September

- The UK welcomes JCVI interim advice on who to prioritise for a third dose - Pending further data and final advice, millions may be offered booster vaccine from September Millions of people most vulnerable to COVID-19 may be offered a booster vaccination from September to ensure the protection they have from first and second doses is maintained ahead of the winter and against new variants, following interim advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The JCVI’s int...