Start-Up Funding Available from SJL Foundation

Entries are now open for the second SJL Foundation "SJL National Start-Up Business Awards”. Start-up owners shortlisted could receive a £2,000 grant and access to a free mentorship programme with entrepreneur Simon Lancaster, the staff at SJL Insurance, their suppliers and associates.

Business Support from BEIS

I recently received a letter from the new Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, about the new avenues of support that the department will be offering to small businesses.

Schools Funding Update

In the election, the Conservative Party made a promise to unleash the country’s potential, and level up public services. Education is at the forefront of these pledges, and I am assured by the Secretary of State for Education that this will be another promise delivered.

A Big Week for UK Rail

This morning, I, along with the rest of the ministerial team at the Department for Transport, took questions from the House about the new rail policies.

NHS Funding Enshrined in Law

I welcome the news that the Conservative Government has delivered on its manifesto pledge to enshrine the historic £33.9 billion funding boost for the NHS into law.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

I’m supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to tackle the myths and stigma around the common virus HPV and get the facts out. 

UK Support for Australian Bushfire Responders

Over the past four months, bushfires in Australia have killed at least 28 people, displaced thousands more and destroyed over 2,000 homes. 11 millions acres of land have been burnt and millions of people have been affected by poor air quality.