I was pleased to hear earlier this month that three local projects were awarded money from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. In the latest round, £390 million has been allocated to more than 2,700 arts, culture and heritage organisations in England.
I held a meeting on Friday with constituents who have previously contacted me about their broadband speeds. More than 20 households joined the call to share their frustrations, with many reporting similar issues which all impact on the overall speed and reliability of their internet connection.
This afternoon I took part in Prime Minister's Questions. I asked the Prime Minister about the continuation of the social investment tax relief (SITR) scheme beyond April 2021 and asked him to use the G7 summit to trumpet to the world the benefit of the social economy.
2020 was an extremely difficult year for many businesses. Unfortunately, the rapid transmission of the new strain of coronavirus is putting intolerable pressure on the NHS, which led to yesterday’s decision to lockdown the country once again.