Boris Johnson – Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami urges PM to not take away £20 weekly Common Credit score enhance
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Posted: Sat 23rd Jan 2021
Up to date: Sat 23rd Jan
Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami writes a daily column on Deeside.com with updates on his work in Westminster and nearer to residence.
This week, MPs voted on a movement to increase the £20 weekly Common Credit score profit enhance. This was aimed toward pushing Boris Johnson to ensure to struggling households that this profit wouldn’t finish in April. Simply six Conservative MPs bothered to show as much as vote. I used to be dissatisfied to see all North Wales Conservative MPs following Mr Johnson’s lead and refuse to again the movement. Most of the individuals who would profit from this are self-employed or have misplaced their jobs on account of coronavirus. Plenty of these individuals are already excluded from the furlough scheme. I urge the Prime Minister to hearken to Parliament and never take away this further assist. Individuals in Alyn & Deeside, who want a hand up within the worst financial disaster of our lifetimes, ought to be capable to put meals on their tables and pay their payments.
I joined up with my Welsh Labour colleagues to press Boris Johnson’s new Enterprise Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, to assist UK Metal. The Authorities must be supporting our metal trade and I urge them to decide to utilizing British metal in British contracts – one thing that’s very important to the way forward for the steelworks at Shotton. Metal underpins our manufacturing sector and I hope to listen to Kwasi Kwarteng converse quickly on his plans for shielding jobs.
This week I, and the Chairs of the opposite Most cancers APPGs, met with the Well being Minister to press for precedence to be given to all points of most cancers care throughout the pandemic. With greatest outcomes attained from early analysis and therapy, persevering with to supply common screenings and assist is crucial. We should work collectively to make sure different important medical work continues, alongside coronavirus therapy.
Regionally, I used to be happy to answer the Dee Estuary Cockle Fishery session. I referred to as for larger entry to cockles for Alyn and Deeside fishermen. This included providing recommendations to make sure extra native fishermen are capable of get licenses; ensuring non permanent licenses are allotted in circumstances when further fish can be found and that the cockle allocation on this case is truthful.
In the meantime, at border examine points fishermen had been fed as much as the gills with crimson tape and paperwork, as lorries carrying contemporary catches had been caught on the borders for days. The fishing trade has confronted a turbulent time post-Brexit. Because of the contemporary nature of the produce, these delays will be the distinction between the fish being offered or thrown to waste. Fishermen’s earnings is predicated solely on their catches offered. I urge the UK Authorities to promptly resolve these points to make sure fishermen are capable of make a residing.
Some excellent news this week: I used to be delighted by the UK Supreme Courtroom’s ruling on boundaries for insurance coverage claims as a result of pandemic. The ruling was seen largely as supportive of small companies and can pressure insurance coverage corporations to compensate many small enterprise’ claims from the primary nationwide lockdown. This ruling was an enormous step in guaranteeing small companies obtain the claims they’re entitled to. Having additionally written to the insurance coverage trade and regulators on behalf of constituents on this matter, I do know this ruling might be welcomed by many small companies in Alyn and Deeside.
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