18 NOV 2017

Therese Campaigns for a Fairer Game

Therese joined former Arsenal and England footballer, Rachel Yankey recently to discuss the Betfair Fairer Game campaign, which aims to promote better training and opportunities for female coaches in football.

Therese said: "It was also great to meet some of the 50 coaches that have been selected to have their UEFA B licence funded by Betfair, with the long-term goal of increasing the number of women at the top of the coaching pyramid. I am hopeful that this initiative will see increasing numbers of women coaching not just in the women's game but in men's football as well."


14 NOV 2017

Customers to get Automatic Compensation when Broadband is Down

Customers will automatically get money back from their broadband and landline provider when things go wrong following action taken by the communications regulator, Ofcom.

Therese said: "Waiting too long for a landline or broadband service to be fixed is frustrating enough, without having to fight for compensation. As a result of Ofcom's intervention, BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Zen Internet– have all agreed to introduce automatic compensation, which will reflect the harm consumers suffer when their telephone or broadband service is down or if an engineer doesn't turn up to an appointment."


25 OCT 2017

Maximum Fines for Littering Increased

As the Minister responsible for litter, I am pleased to announce tougher penalties to deter and punish the anti-social minority who continue to drop rubbish.

From April next year the maximum on-the-spot fine for dropping litter will almost double from the current limit of £80 to £150.

Throwing rubbish from a vehicle is just as unacceptable as dropping it in the street so councils will also be given the power to impose fines on the owners of vehicles from which litter is thrown. Up till now councils had to prove who was driving the vehicle. Now they will be able to take direct action, even if it was discarded by a passenger or someone else driving the car.

These new fines will make sure the perpetrators, not the local community, bear the cost of keeping our streets and roads clean.

https://www.gov.uk/.../new-steps-to-tackle-littering-announced


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