Andrew Jones writes a monthly column for the Advertiser series of newspapers. Below is the October article.
The latest unemployment figures for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency show a year-on-year decrease in those claiming unemployment benefits despite a small increase on the figures from last month.
Today, October 10, is world mental health day. Across the UK there were 10.3 million recorded instances of mental ill-health every year and the third most common cause of disability was depression.
Andrew Jones MP has welcomed a new £15m fund for 24 innovative low-carbon heating projects. The projects aim to speed up the rollout of heat pump technology in homes so that 600,000 per year can be installed by 2028.
An £884 million loan scheme for new businesses is to be expanded delivering support to the UK’s innovative start-ups.
New funding will assess cyber security of office products connected to the internet such as smart printers and room booking systems.
From last Saturday (1 October) the Government’s Energy Price Guarantee began and will support bill payers for the next two years. This caps the unit price of electricity at 34p per kilowatt hour and 10.3p per kilowatt hour for gas. The Government expects typical annual household bills to be around £2,500 which is far shortContinue reading “MP’s free energy guide highlights bill support for households.”
Around 130,000 low-income households could see bills slashed as their homes receive energy efficiency upgrades through the Government’s Help to Heat funding.
Funding will increase access to English and maths schemes in schools, and the Education Endowment Foundation is backed to continue to improve attainment.
Following a rigorous interview process, which involved the candidates being interviewed by an independent stakeholder panel, Mat Walker has been chosen as the new Deputy Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.