Tackling the Cost of Living

I understand anxiety over rising bills and inflation. The Government will continue to listen and ensure there are policies in place to help those who need it most.

  • New Social Security Bill provides support package of up to £650 for the least well-off in society.
  • National Living Wage has been increased by 6.6% to £9.50 per hour, giving full time workers an extra £1000 per year.
  • £6 billion National Insurance cut for 30 million people across the UK from July.


The Case for Fracking in the UK

Mention the word ‘Fracking’ and some people will run a mile and as a rule its usually the same people who have never had to worry about paying a gas bill.

MP welcomes Government help with energy costs.

Lee Anderson, MP for Ashfield and Eastwood,  has welcomed Government plans which will mean  54,561 households across the constituency are set to be supported with a £150 non-repayable cash rebate.

Omicron Business Grant - Apply Now

Ashfield District Council have this afternoon opened applications for the new Omicron Business Grant for the hospitality and leisure sectors. This grant will help businesses who have been affected due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Response from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

I asked the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on consumer confidence in high street shopping; and what steps the Government is taking to encourage local shopping.

Pay rise for 188,000 workers across the East Midlands

188,000 workers in the East Midlands have received a pay increase this year thanks to increases to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage brought in by the Conservative Government.