Category: Parliament / local MP

East Sussex Councils to receive £964,300 to prevent people at risk of homelessness ending up on the streets

            £105 million extra funding for councils to prevent vulnerable people supported during the pandemic ending up on the streets •             Council to receive £964,300.00 to support vulnerable people across district •             First 3,300 of 6,000 planned new homes for rough sleepers to be delivered by end of the year […]

Maria Caulfield’s pavement parking campaign a step closer to success

Maria Caulfield’s campaign to end problem pavement parking has taken a step closer to success as the government announced proposals to ban the practice. Parking on pavements disproportionately affects people with visual or mobility impairments, those assisted by guide dogs, and wheelchair and mobility scooter users. More than 95% of […]

Maria Caulfield MP supports steps to bring key industries closer to trade negotiations

•             Department for International Trade (DIT) steps up engagement with British industry and farmers as UK trade negotiations intensify •             Eleven new trade advisory groups, covering a range of key sectors, established to provide knowledge and experience •             Insight and expertise of top business people being used to inform UK […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes £893,366 in additional Government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in local crime hotspots

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the announcement that Sussex Police will receive £893,366 in extra funding as part of the Government’s £25 million Safer Streets Fund – delivering on a key Conservative manifesto commitment. The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the Government’s concerted action to tackle crime, and aims […]

Maria Caulfield MP urges Seaford residents to join Seaford Football Club local discount scheme

Maria Caulfield MP is urging residents in Seaford to support their local football club and local businesses by joining the new local community discount card scheme. The Seaford MP joined Seaford Town FC to launch the Community Card and handed out awards to players, alongside Seaford Town Mayor, Cllr Rodney […]

Maria Caulfield MP holds virtual meeting with local farmers as part of the Meet Maria launch

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has meet virtually with farmers from across the Lewes constituency to discuss issues that are of concern to local agricultural industry. The Lewes constituency is made up of Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Polegate, and the surrounding villages. The attached photo shows Maria Caulfield MP meeting virtually with […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes measures to boost tourism and hospitality businesses across Lewes

The Chancellor has announced a much-needed boost for tourism and hospitality businesses in the Lewes constituency, as part of his Summer Economic Update to kickstart the economy post-coronavirus. Local MP Maria Caulfield has welcomed the measures, which will see VAT for hospitality, accommodation and attraction businesses cut from 20 per […]

Maria Caulfield MP hails record-breaking package of support for UK arts and culture sector

Thousands of organisations across a range of sectors, including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music and independent cinema will benefit from access to emergency grants and loans, the Government has announced. The £1.57 billion package represents the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture […]

Maria Caulfield MP praises scale of government support for East Sussex during coronavirus

•             Total government support for local government and communities since the beginning of the pandemic is over £27 billion. •             This includes direct support for local authorities, emergency funding to support rough sleepers, business rates relief, grants for small business and support for local transport systems. •             Local authorities have […]

Seaford Head School to benefit from upgraded facilities to improve the education of children

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the announcement that Seaford Head School will benefit from funding to improve school facilities. Seaford Head School has been allocated a share of the £434 million investment, which is set to be used for a boiler replacement project and temporary building replacements. This funding will ensure […]

Further £105 million to keep rough sleepers off the streets for good

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed £105 million of additional government funding to keep rough sleepers off the streets for good. In March, government asked local authorities to bring ‘Everyone In’ and the response was outstanding. As a result, there are nearly 15,000 people accommodated in emergency accommodation, including those who […]

Lewes Constituency benefits from unprecedented measures announced by Chancellor

The Lewes constituency has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak. 9,500 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month. 4,300 self-employed people in the Lewes constituency […]