Westminster News

Letter - direct payments to farmers by Farming Minister George Eustice MP

Today, the Government is introducing the Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill. This Bill will provide continuity and stability to farmers as the UK leaves the EU and ensure that they continue to receive direct payment support for the 2020 scheme year.

Video - PM's New Year message

That distinctive sound you may have heard at midnight as the bongs of Big Ben faded away was not the popping of champagne corks or the crackle of fireworks from your neighbour’s garden.

PR - pay rise for 2.8 million people

National Living Wage set to increase by 6.2% in 2020.

Annual pay rise of up to £930 for a full time worker.
National Living Wage (NLW) increasing from £8.21 to £8.72.
New NLW rate starts on 1 April 2020 and applies to over 25 years olds.

Speech - European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: 2nd Reading

Before I start, may I thank the voters of South Dorset for returning me? I am humbled to be returned again and look forward to serving them to the best of my ability. The Prime Minister is not here, nor is the Speaker, but I welcome them both to their places.

Conservative brief - the choice is clear

The Prime Minister will take part in a special Leaders’ edition of BBC Question Time with other party leaders at 8:30 PM this evening.