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Karen hosts another Coach Trip to Parliament

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley was pleased to host another Coach trip to Parliament yesterday.
A group of residents from Staffordshire Moorlands travelled down to Westminster by coach and met Karen who personally showed them around.

Weekly Column 24.04.19

After what has been a really busy few months in Westminster, it was lovely to be back home in the Moorlands with my family for Easter.
The sun was shining and as always, I enjoyed being out and about in the constituency. It is always refreshing to be surrounded by our beautiful countryside, which I really miss when I am in Parliament, and to be out in the fresh air with my family.

Weekly Column 17.04.19

Many of you have contacted me with your concerns about environmental issues and climate change. Importantly, the Government has committed to leaving the environment in a better state than we found it and the 25 Year Environment Plan sets out a framework to enable this. It includes tackling the scourge of plastic as well as delivering cleaner air and water. 

Karen Bradley MP: The number of people in full-time jobs has hit a record high and unemployment has fallen in all regions under the Conservatives

Figures released today show that in the West Midlands there are 2,791,968 people in work – meaning that, under the Conservatives, 316,329 more people have the security of a job.

In Staffordshire Moorlands the number of people who are claiming key out-of-work benefits has fallen by 430 since 2010 – an overall reduction of 41 per cent, meaning fewer people now need this support because they have the security of a job.

Weekly Column 10.04.19

I know that many of you follow what is happening in Parliament on TV and in the news and whilst the main topic at the moment, of course, has been Brexit, there are also other important debates taking place in the Chamber, in Westminster Hall and other Committee rooms.  

Karen welcomes support for families in Staffordshire Moorlands

Working families across Staffordshire Moorlands can look forward to having more money in their pockets – thanks to a range of new Government measures coming into effect this week.

Giving 32 million people an income tax cut, including 36,785 people in Staffordshire Moorlands, meaning people can keep more of what they earn, on average £1,205.
Freezing fuel duty for the ninth successive year saving the typical driver saving the average car driver £1,000 by 2020 compared to Labour’s plans. 
Giving a £690 annual pay increase to over 2.4 million workers through the National Living Wage – benefiting around 181,000 people in the West Midlands.
Giving people more dignity and security in their retirement in Staffordshire Moorlands by increasing the full State Pension by 2.6 per cent this year, meaning people will get nearly £170 more a year.

Karen welcomes £7,162,774.88 for School Buildings in Staffordshire

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed £7,162,774.88 from the Conservative Government for maintaining and improving school buildings in Staffordshire.
This year, £1.4 billion will be invested in maintaining and improving school buildings across the country so children get off to the best start in buildings fit for purpose for the future.
The cash boost includes over £430 million to carry out essential maintenance projects at over 1,200 schools and £780 million for councils and education trusts to invest in maintaining and renewing their schools.

Weekly Column 03.04.19

I know that Brexit is a topic of great concern to many of you. As Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and a member of the Cabinet, I have been at the very centre of talks, in Westminster, in Northern Ireland, even in Dublin or occasionally Brussels over the last two years.  

Karen welcomes new ‘Help to Claim’ Service

Karen Bradley, Member of Parliament for Staffordshire Moorlands has welcomed the new Universal Support service called ‘Help to Claim’ which goes live today, Monday 1st April as part of the Universal Credit service. 
Help to Claim is free, confidential and impartial support provided by trained advisers from Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland. It is for people who need advice or practical support making their Universal Credit application and getting their first full correct payment on time.