LTC host local supplier briefing

Lower Thames Crossing is looking to use a support chain with local SMEs at the core, and are putting in place initiatives to help SMEs get in the best possible shape to win work on the project, which is part of the biggest investment in the road network in a generation.

Update on GCSE, AS and A level results

Yesterday, the Education Secretary wrote to all MPs following the announcement that GCSE and AS and A level students will receive the centre assessment grades submitted by their teachers this year.

Millions of Self-Employed to receive second SEISS grant

Today, the second stage of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has opened for applications. Those eligible will receive a government grant worth up to £6,570 and over 2.7 million people have benefitted from the scheme so far.

Treasury Supports Hornchurch and Upminster residents

I know that the coronavirus pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on peoples’ livelihoods and wellbeing, which is why I welcome the unprecedented and broad range of support provided by the government.

Eat Out to Help Out

This week, the government launched the Eat Out to Help Out scheme which will give people in Hornchurch and Upminster up to 50% off their bills in restaurants, cafes and pubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.

Update on 20,000 police officers

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that over 4,300 police officers have joined the police since we launched our major recruitment drive in September 2019, and that over the past year, the police workforce has grown by 5 per cent – the largest annual increase in officer numbers since 2003-04.