It’s been another tumultuous week in Parliament. Last week, the Prime Minister published the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement. Over 585 pages, this document sets out how the UK will leave the European Union.
A trailblazing partnership between leading local employer, Hastings Direct, and coastal JobCentre Plus offices was this week given a warm welcome in Parliament by local MPs, Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman.
Huw expressed his frustrations at news that a Russian official is set to become the president of Interpol stating that Russia was allowed to politically “get away with it.” He asked the Foreign Office minister whether the UK representative to Interpol would have an opportunity to express that the
This week, parliament discussed the role the government can play in preserving local newspapers, amidst news that Johnston Press had gone into administration. The company publishes more than 200 newspapers operating at both the local and national level.
In Amber Rudd’s first appearance as the Work and Pensions Minister, Huw welcomed her to her new role and asked her to pay credit to Hastings Direct who have been holding universal credit surgeries with local jobcentre teams.
Local MPs Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman were delighted to see a Budget announcement of a further £420 million of new money being allocated to local highways maintenance, including funding to the local council.