Westminster News

New law - better protection for our emergency services

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 became law on 13th September 2018.

This Act provides greater protection for our emergency services by making assaulting any emergency worker carrying out their duty a statutory aggravating factor in the eyes of the law.

Announcement - The Serious Violence Strategy

Today, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd, will launch the Serious Violence Strategy setting out a multi-million pound commitment to steer young people away from crime and tackling violent drug-dealing gangs, building a more caring society.
 

Announcement - over two million people get a pay rise

As of yesterday, over 2 million people on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage will get a pay rise, showing how we are working to build a stronger, fairer economy in which people have the security of a higher pay packet to provide for their families.

Statement - Spring Statement

The UK has come a long way over the last eight years, with our economy growing strongly, unemployment at a near-record low, the deficit down and more investment in public services like the NHS.