Peter Aldous calls on the Government to work with the General Dental Council to reduce the long waiting time that overseas dentists are having to wait to take the overseas registration examination; there are currently more than 3,000 applicants and only 150 exams taking place each month.
Peter Aldous welcomes the Bill as a step in the right direction to reforming business rates, but calls for this to be acknowledged as only the start of the process and raises concerns about any additional administrative burden on businesses.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to develop a comprehensive fiscal strategy for the autumn statement, including tax incentives, the reform of capital allowances and other measures to maximise private investment in renewables which is vital to bringing new jobs to coastal communities such as Lowestoft.
Peter Aldous welcomes the lifelong loan entitlement and Government’s acknowledgement of the need for maintenance support for adult learners, but calls for a clear pathway for those who do not yet have level 3 qualifications, such as A-levels, to participate in this initiative.
Peter Aldous welcomes the Government’s plans for powering up Britain and the focus on energy security, cost and decarbonisation, and calls on the Government to also concentrate on job creation by developing a skills strategy and an infrastructure investment plan which includes ports such as Lowestoft.
Peter Aldous welcomes the Chancellor’s policies to reduce inflation, cut Government debt and initiatives to help people back into work and £4.3 million for the Lowestoft Seafront Parade, but calls for more to be done to support people and businesses impacted by Covid and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, to help businesses thrive and to support levelling-up in the east of England.
Peter Aldous makes an intervention in an Adjournment debate on the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to highlight the lack of acute beds in the region and the stress this causes patients and their families and calls on the Trust to address this as a priority.
Speaking in a debate on legislation designed to ensure that benefits from the alternative fuel payment are passed through to consumers, Peter Aldous raises concerns that the penalty for landlords who do not pass on the benefit is too lenient to be a deterrent.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to use the forthcoming Budget to introduce new tax incentives and to reform capital allowances to ensure that the UK remains an attractive place to invest in offshore wind.