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UK Government may Co-invest to save Port Talbot Steelworks

The Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, has told the House of Commons the Government would consider co-investing with a private sector partner to help save the Port Talbot steel works. Sajid Javid said the Government was working very hard to find … Continue reading

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Pub Hours to be Extended for Queen’s 90th Birthday

Pub opening hours will be extended in England and Wales on 10 and 11 June to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, David Cameron has announced. Pubs will be able to stay open an extra two hours on both days until … Continue reading

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Fuel Duty Frozen for Sixth Year in a Row

Fuel duty will be frozen for the sixth year in a row, Chancellor George Osborne has said. Presenting the Budget, the chancellor said consumers should be able to benefit from the recent slide in oil prices. Fuel duty has been … Continue reading

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Tamworth’s MP Welcomes Budget for Small Business

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed George Osborne’s 8th Budget delivered this week as “a budget for small business and savers.” He said the measures it contains will help people keep more of their own money to spend as … Continue reading

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Councils in England to get £300m Extra over Next Two Years

Councils across England likely to be hardest hit by cuts to central government funding are to be given an extra £300m over the next two years. Local Government Secretary Greg Clark MP announced the “transitional” cash in a statement to … Continue reading

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Small Employers in Tamworth Urged to Prepare for Automatic Pension Enrolment

Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has called for business in the town to get ready for the ground-breaking workplace pension reforms that have started to roll out to small and micro employers. Since 2012, some 5.8 million workers have been automatically … Continue reading

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English Votes Rules Used for First Time in House of Commons

New “English votes for English laws” rules have been implemented in the House of Commons for the first time. Conservative MPs cheered as English and Welsh members prepared to give their consent to parts of the Housing and Planning Bill … Continue reading

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