Peter Aldous has welcomed the announcement from the Government that young people across Waveney are to benefit from the rebuilding and renovation of youth services in some of the country’s most disadvantaged areas, as beneficiaries of the first major tranche from the Government’s Youth Investment Fund have been announced.
Peter Aldous, who is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Further Education and Lifelong Learning, has organised a letter from backbench MPs to urge the Chancellor of the Exchequer to invest £400 million of emergency funding into colleges so they can continue to offer a wide range of courses.
Peter Aldous welcomes the Bill but tables a series of amendments to improve the Bill and make business rates more effective and fair including moving to annual valuations, abolishing the duty to notify which will be a onerous burden and abolishing downwards transitional phasing, which can penalize businesses whose property values have fallen.
Peter Aldous highlights role of fish and chip shops in the revival of the domestic fishing industry, but they face an ongoing triple whammy of high energy costs, high fish prices and the high cost of cooking oil. He calls on the Government to work proactively with the sector to agree a strategy to ensure the survival and subsequent flourishing of fish and chip shops.
Peter Aldous welcomes the Government’s announcement of an additional £5.6 million for legal aid to support family members seeking guardianship of vulnerable children but calls on the Government to make that part of a wider review of the rights of family members, specifically grandparents who are very often best placed to provide a loving home, care and support.
Peter has long-supported the campaign to see the Lake Lothing third crossing come to fruition. You can follow progress on the Gull Wing project here.
Being the windiest country in Europe and with ambitious plans to expand offshore wind generation, it is clear the UK could become an energy exporter to Europe.
Peter Aldous campaigns for more funding for Sixth Forms and Colleges and is a Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group.