Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Corona Virus Update - 17/03/20 Chancellor Rishi Sunak Announcement

Corona Virus Update - 17/03/20 Chancellor Rishi Sunak Announcement

Please see below an update from Chancellor Rishi Sunak: 1/ We will support jobs, we will support incomes, we will support businesses, we will help you protect your loved ones. We will do whatever it takes. Today, I am making available an initial £330bn of guarantees – equivalent to 15% of our GDP. Measures include: 2/ Any business who needs access to cash will be able to access a government-backed loan, on attractive terms. If demand is greater than the initial £330bn I’m making available today,...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Budget ensures hard working people keep more of their earnings

Swindon Advertiser Column - Budget ensures hard working people keep more of their earnings

This week the Chancellor delivered his first Budget speech. We are ensuring that hard working families keep more of what they earn. From April, the National Living Wage will increase by 6.2 per cent from £8.21 to £8.72. This applies to over 25s at present, but in the coming years this will be extended to 23 then 21 year olds. Over 30m people will be receiving a tax cut worth on average £104 as the threshold from which employees and the self-employed start paying National Insurance contributions ...

Penhill Community Centre Transformation Praised by Swindon MP

Penhill Community Centre Transformation Praised by Swindon MP

The transformation of a community centre in Penhill has been praised by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson. The Chippenham Close Community Centre closed its doors five years ago, but has been given a new lease of life last year thanks to Renew Men’s Shed. Justin visited the community centre open day to lean about the work being done there to support the local community. The Men’s Shed initiative aims to combat loneliness and isolation by encouraging people to peruse practical interests and share...

Justin Praises Nationwide's Innovative New Building

Justin Praises Nationwide's Innovative New Building

Nationwide Building Society’s new multi-million pound investment in Swindon has officially been opened by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson. Justin opened Nationwide’s new Ramsbury House Building during a special event at its Kembrey Business Park home. The new building will hold up to 700 people from Nationwide’s digital community, and will offer a state-of-the-art working environment – including a gym, cycle park and a ‘town hall space.’ The society was keen to ensure that consideration had be...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Nationwide Leading The Way With State-of-the-Art New Offices

Swindon Advertiser Column - Nationwide Leading The Way With State-of-the-Art New Offices

Last week, I talked about the latest record employment statistics, with 33 million people now in active work in the UK – up 3.9 million since 2010. While Swindon’s economy has challenges as we seek to navigate the post-Honda changes, we still have seen 11,000 more jobs created since 2010. One of the largest growth areas has been in the financial services sector, with Nationwide now becoming Swindon’s largest employer with over 6,500 staff. Yesterday I had the pleasure of helping to cut the ribbo...

Justin Welcomes Rise In Nurse Numbers

Justin Welcomes Rise In Nurse Numbers

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that nurse numbers have risen by more than 8,000 in the last year. There has been an increase of 8,570 nurses over the last year, contributing towards the Government’s pledge to have 50,000 more nurses by 2025. In addition to this, the latest UCAS statistics show that the number of nursing applicants to English universities has risen by 6% over the last year - with 35,960 applicants to nursing and midwifery courses at English universities in 20...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Vital investment will support for victims of flooding

Swindon Advertiser Column - Vital investment will support for victims of flooding

As I am writing this, it is still raining and the national news has just announced some parts of the UK could see a month’s worth of rain in the next 24 hours alone, falling on ground that is already saturated. This is causing very understandable and real concern for the communities affected, with 120 flood warnings remaining in place across the country. Rightly the Government has announced that the Flooding Recovery Framework has been activated in response to the severe weather from Storms Denn...

Swindon MPs Welcome New Government Funding To Help House Survivors Of Domestic Abuse In The Town

Swindon MPs Welcome New Government Funding To Help House Survivors Of Domestic Abuse In The Town

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson have welcomed the news that Swindon is set to receive funding of £99,995.00 from the Government to provide essential, life-saving support in safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced today that £16.6 million will be given to 75 projects to help fund domestic abuse refuge services across the country. South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, who has been working on the Domestic Abuse Bill...

Justin Welcomes Record Employment Rate

Justin Welcomes Record Employment Rate

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that average weekly wages have reached their highest levels since Labour’s financial crash. Figures released by the Office of National Statistics showed that the average weekly wage reached £512 in the three months to December - which is the highest since March 2008, when adjusted for inflation. In addition to this: the employment rate reached a record high of 75.5% - up 0.6% than last year and 0.4% up on the last quarter. the number of people...

Justin Meets With Crest For An Update On Tadpole Garden Village

Justin Meets With Crest For An Update On Tadpole Garden Village

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson and Conservative Councillor Rahul Tarar met with a representative from Crest, to discuss issues relating to Tadpole Garden Village. The meeting aimed to address a number of issues at Tadpole Garden Village highlighted on social media - including resurfacing of roads, street-lights, sports pitches, pub, medical centre & shops update. During the meeting, the following was discussed: Street Lights: i) Green Street: Crest have identified 21 non-functional stre...