Friday, 22 March, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently met with the Secretary of State for Transport to push the urgent need for funding to enable essential modifications at the Churchbridge Junction. The Churchbridge Junction, which incorporates three separate roundabouts, connects up the A5 Trunk Road, the M6 Toll (Junction T7), the A460 Cannock Eastern Bypass and the A34.

Thursday, 21 March, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is set to go on a tour of Oldbury UK on Friday, 22nd of March.Gavin will visit the factory premises at the Balliol Business Park, where he will meet with Group Managing Director Richard Skan, Group Sales and Marketing Director Allan Burley, Group Manufacturing Director Clive Higgs and Group Engineering Director Carl Holroyd.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has cancelled Labour’s planned fuel duty rise in today’s Budget, saving 3.5 million motorists in the West Midlands over £170 every year.Because of the action we have taken, pump prices will now be 13 pence per litre lower than if Labour were in power. For a Vauxhall Astra that is £7 less every time families fill up the tank – or £9 less for a Mondeo.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

The Government will make ex-gratia payments of £5,000 to Equitable Life policyholders who bought their annuity before 1992, today’s Budget has revealed. The Government will also make an extra £5,000 available to those on the lowest incomes who are on pension credit. There is no legal obligation to make either of these payments.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has today welcomed a bold set of tax cuts for businesses and employers in South Staffordshire, announced by the Chancellor in this year’s Budget. A new Employment Allowance will take £2,000 off the National Insurance bill of every employer – open to businesses, charities and community amateur sports clubs.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has achieved success in his campaign to see a halt to the beer duty escalator. The Chancellor of the Exchequer scrapped Labour’s plans to increase beer duty in today’s Budget and, instead, cut it by a penny, meaning beer will be 1p per pint cheaper after Sunday night – 4p per pint cheaper than it would have been under Labour.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

The amount people can earn before paying income tax - the personal allowance - will rise to £10,000 in April 2014. Hard working people in South Staffordshire will be over £700 better off every year than when this Government came to office. Almost three million more of the lowest paid will pay no income tax at all.

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, quizzed the Minister for Justice today about the need to introduce more spartan conditions for prisoners.He put the question to Minister Jeremy Wright during Justice Questions, following a query on contraband in prisons.

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has today welcomed the landmark announcement to introduce tax-free childcare which, when fully implemented, will be worth up to £1,200 every year, for each child under age 12 and could benefit 2.5 million families. From Autumn 2015, the Government will meet 20 per cent of childcare costs for working families and so will save a typical working family with two children under 12 up to £2,400 a year.

Monday, 18 March, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, hosted an event to mark the move of his constituency office from Pattingham to Codsall, on March 15. Councillor Bond cut the ribbon at the official opening, which took place from 2pm to 3.30pm, at the new premises.