If you want to know more about the financial and hiring assistance on offer when hiring an apprentice, please come along to my breakfast event tomorrow:
WHERE Elements, 34 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0PG
WHEN Tomorrow 8am – 9am, Friday 21st June 2013
I am delighted that the government will introduce legislation in the autumn so that more people have access to affordable, short term credit.
The new legislation will allow firms to increase the maximum interest rate that credit unions can charge from 2 per cent to 3 per cent per calendar month. The changes will allow credit unions to provide credit to customers they had previously been forced to turn away.
Please click here for more information.
Photo by Images_of_Money on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons.
On Friday I was at Hazelwood School to speak to Year 8 at their final Careers Lunch of the year. I was thoroughly impressed by all the pupils I met, and the excellent discussions that we were able to have, which covered everything from Syria to football, and much more in between!
I wish the students every success as they move on from the school.
Please see the following letter for details of upcoming events in Caterham, Oxted and Horley for businesses interested in hiring an apprentice and exporting to overseas markets, which form part of a series of events I am hosting to support local business. I hope to see you there!
On Thursday 28th June, Lord Green, UK Trade Minister and former Chairman & Chief Executive of HSBC, will be coming to the Surrey National Golf Club in Caterham with his team of experts from UK Trade & Investments to explain to local businesses how they can boost exports and access foreign markets. Full details of the event are available on the event flyer below (click on the image to view full size).
Please click here to sign up for the event. I look forward to seeing you there!
I am delighted that yesterday the Prime Minister took another important step towards fulfilling our pledge to hold an in-out referendum on Europe by 2017, with the publication of the draft European Union (Referendum) Bill. This legislation was announced by the Prime Minister in his speech in January, further reinforcing our firm commitment the British people a say on our future in Europe.
I have signed the pledge in support of the Bill, and I would encourage you to add your name here.
Recently Crispin Blunt, MP for Reigate, and I met with Stephen Hammond, Minister at the Department for Transport as part of my campaign to help ease congestion and control the movement of HGV lorries on the A25.
Based on the feedback of constituents and Surrey County Council I have called for a full interchange to be built at Hooley (M23/A23) so as to ease the pressure around the A25 and Cormongers Lane.
The Minister will now consider the funding and practical options for this project. In these straightened economic times we are conscious that unlocking the necessary funding will not be easy, but both Crispin and I will continue to press the case with ministers for this important infrastructure project to receive the capital funding and the go-ahead that it deserves.
Earlier this week I was interviewed by House magazine, a Westminster-based publication, on being PPS (Parliamentary Private Secretary) to the Prime Minister.
You can read the interview here.
Future event: Lord Green, Government Minister for UK Trade & Investment, speaks to businesses about how to boost exports and access foreign markets.
Great snap of the PM showing off his tennis skills at the LTA event to promote tennis to young people. http://t.co/mqhvr7HGZv
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@kaikell Andy Murray, surely.
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RT @RicHolden: Conservatives can ONLY get EU Referendum Bill through Commons w support of some Labour & LD MPs. Pressure them here: https:/…
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#PMQs followed by update on the G8 Summit by the PM today.
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RT @stianwestlake: We're hiring! We're looking for a great researcher to help us map the UK's start-ups. D/L 28/06 http://t.co/w0sMNcv3S0
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RT @stianwestlake: Great job opportunity @nesta_uk for someone with a passion for innovation policy. D/L 08/07
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RT @SJacksonMP: I'm following @Britaindecides for updates on the EU Referendum Bill due to be debated in Parliament on 5th July 2013
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