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Back to school?

It is a great shame, but obviously understandable, that the national celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day couldn't take place in the normal way last Friday.

Getting the economy through the crisis

The spread of coronavirus is rightly a health issue first and foremost, however the role of the Treasury Select Committee (which I chair) is to consider its economic impact and to scrutinise the steps the Government is taking to support businesses here in Devon and across the country. 

MP WELCOMES £1.6 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR LOCAL COUNCILS

CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed £1.6 billion of extra funding for local authorities from central government so they have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the second wave of funding for councils after the same amount was also provided in March.

Help for our local Councils

I am not sure whether there is another constituency in the country which covers four district councils (Central Devon includes part of West Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and East Devon), but if there is, I'm sure their MP has the same admiration as I have for how hard council staff are working to

MP PROMOTES ADULT SOCIAL CARE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

A NEW CAMPAIGN to boost national adult social care has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care to boost the care workforce in England. ‘Care for others. Make a difference’ launched on 23rd April and aims to attract thousands more people into social care.