Local campaigner welcomes progress as Government triples small business Prompt Payment pledge

Local campaigner and businesswoman, Jennifer Nixon, has  welcomed the news that in just four months the number of FTSE 350 firms signing up to the Prompt Payment Code has tripled. There are now 126 FTSE 350 firms signed up to the code, with 94 new firms joined since November last year.  Three quarters of FTSE 100 companies have signed, or are in the process of signing, the Code.  This represents good news for small businesses across Newcastle.  

Local Conservatives welcome recognition for Arctic convoy and Bomber command

Following a meeting earlier today between the Prime Minister and armed forces veterans, Conservatives from Newcastle have welcomed the recognition of veterans who served the United Kingdom as part of the Arctic Convoy and Bomber Command.  Folowing their service during the Second World War, it is only right that these men finally receive due credit for the role that they played. 

Welcome to Apprenticeships on Tyneside

Conservatives in Newcastle have welcomed news that the North East has seen a 133% rise in the number apprenticeships over the last two years - ahead of the national average. 

A simpler Pension for all

The Conservatives-led Government believe that people deserve dignity and respect in old age, and that they should be provided with the support they need.

Fairness in the Welfare System

We need a welfare system that is fair to the working people who pay for it. Most benefit levels have risen twice as fast as average earnings since the financial crisis – this is not fair.

Local Conservatives welcome Post Office news

Local Conservatives across Newcastle have welcomed news that motorists will continue to be able to tax their cars and apply for driving licences through their local Post Office.