27 APR 2017

Therese Welcomes Motability Transitional Support Changes

The Motability Scheme plays a vital role in the lives of many disabled people by supporting their mobility through the provision of a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

The Department of Work and Pensions and Motability have been working closely to help people affected by reassessment from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payments.

Therese said: "As a result of that work Motability has kindly offered to enhance their Disability Living Allowance - Personal Independence Payment Transitional Support package to allow scheme customers to retain the car for up to eight weeks after their Disability Living Allowance payments end, a significant increase from the three weeks they are allowed currently.

In addition customers who are eligible for a transitional support payment will be able to retain their car for up to six months, including during the processes of reconsideration or appeal."


20 APR 2017

General Election on June 8th

Following a vote in the House of Commons yesterday – a General Election will now be held on 8th June.

Therese said: "This election is about securing the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond. Whether you voted Leave or Remain, the decision has been made and we need to deliver a Brexit that works for everyone in this country.

The choice is between strong and stable leadership in the national interest with Theresa May – or weak and unstable coalition government. A strong Conservative Government will also deliver our plan for a stronger Britain, building on our strong economy but also creating a fairer society where success is based on merit, not privilege.

I was delighted to be re-elected as your Member of Parliament in 2015 and over the last two years, as with the previous five, I have been a strong voice for residents and businesses. I hope you will give me your support again to continue to make our part of Suffolk an even better place to live and work but most important of all, please do use your vote."


04 APR 2017

Business Rates Relief Scheme - Have Your Say

Following the Chancellor's Budget announcement to introduce a £300m fund to help small businesses hit with large business rate increases, the Government is consulting on how the fund will be administered.

The consultation asks for views on the criteria of the fund and the amount of money each local authority receives. Provisionally, Waveney District Council has been allocated £417,000 in the first year and Suffolk Coastal District Council has been allocated £406,000.

You can access the consultation via  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/discretionary-business-rates-relief-scheme
All responses need to be received by 11:45pm on 7th April.

Therese said: "I am liaising with our local authorities to try and ensure those business affected the most get the support they require".


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