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.
Peter Aldous backs a Bill that makes it easier for adults to secure student loans for shorter courses and study flexibly over their lifetime which will help address the skills crisis, eliminate the productivity gap and give more people the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to review the investment criteria ahead of bids for round 3 of the levelling up fund to include stand-alone coastal defence schemes that are not part of a wider transport regeneration or cultural bid as such projects bring significant economic and social benefits.
Peter Aldous highlights the success of offshore wind over the past decade and calls for an urgent review of the regulatory and policy frameworks to ensure the UK industry can maintain its premier position.