Westminster News

PR - business rate cut for pubs by the Treasury

Pubs across the UK to benefit from £1,000 business rates discount.

the cut is on top of previously announced plans to slash the bills of small shops by 50%
the Government is committed to levelling up the UK by supporting high streets up and down the country

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.