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North West Norfolk News
by James Wild MP

After six months of dutifully entering the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions, this week I was finally successful. I used the opportunity to ask the PM about QEH - I called for it to be included in our hospital infrastructure plan.

The main event however was the Chancellor’s financial statement which set out more bold measures to protect, create, and support jobs. The Kickstart scheme will help young people by creating new jobs. A £1,000 job retention bonus will help firms bringing furloughed staff back. The £2 billion Green Homes Grant will help reduce emissions, cut energy bills, and support local jobs by funding insulation and other measures.

I was delighted with the cut in VAT to 5% for tourism and hospitality business. This is a move I called for earlier in the crisis and as the economy re-opens this should provide a welcome boost. The novel Eat Out to Help Out scheme is another creative attempt to support firms. 

Yesterday’s announcement that outdoors pools and performance arts can re-open from tomorrow; beauty salons, spas, tanning salons from 13 July; and indoor gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres from 25 July was very welcome. 

Today nominations open for #lovewestnorfolk heroes to recognise the individuals, groups, and organisations who have made a real difference in this crisis. Nominate someone on their website

Please do get in touch if I can be of assistance.


Best wishes,


James

Prime Minister's Questions - investment in QEH

On Wednesday, James was called for his first Prime Minister's Question since being elected in December.

James used his question to focus on his top priority, the NHS, and to ask specifically that QEH recieves some much-deserved investment.
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Nominate your #lovewestnorfolk crisis heroes!

#lovewestnorfolk wants to know who your local hero has been during the past few months. Online nominations are open from today, Friday 10th July, until 7th September.

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Have you thought about bidding for government contracts?

The government aims to award a minimum of 33% of all procurement to smaller businesses by 2022, and has made changes to help smaller firms bid on public sector contracts.

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Chancellor's 'Plan for Jobs' to help Britain bounce back

Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country.

 I hope it helps many of the brilliant businesses across Norfolk to retain their employees, and to give young people the chance they deserve.
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Domestic Abuse Bill reaches final stages

This new, landmark Domestic Abuse Bill aims to provide the hope and faith that victims need to come forward to report their experiences and seek the support they need. 

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£1.5 billion to protect Britain’s world-class arts

Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries have received a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus.

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I'm back on the spy novels this week, beginning the famous Game, Set, Match trilogy by Len Deighton, British author of The ICPRESS File
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