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.

Face Coverings and New Guidance

From today, constituents must wear a face covering by law when using public transport, indoor transport hubs, shops and supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, building societies and post offices.

Increased capacity on London Buses

We have been informed by Transport for London (TfL) that, as of Saturday 11 July,  the temporary bus capacity limits have been increased and, now buses have returned to front door boarding, bus drivers will now be taking payment.

Joining the Cabinet Office - Romford Recorder column

Improving the machinery of government is not the flashiest endeavour. The challenges in front of us as a country, however, will be harder to tackle unless we look at the nuts and bolts of delivery to get better results for the people we serve.

Support for tourism and hospitality businesses

Earlier today, the Chancellor announced a much-needed boost for tourism and hospitality businesses in Hornchurch & Upminster, as part of his Summer Economic Update to kickstart the economy post-coronavirus.

Emergency funds for the arts

Earlier this week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, and the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden MP, announced that the Government is providing an emergency funding package, worth £1.57bn, to support cultural, arts and heritage institutions, whic