MP Welcomes Taskforce on Cutting Red Tape

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has welcomed the creation of a new taskforce aimed at cutting red tape for small organisations. The joint venture between the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will investigate and recommend measures to reduce the burden of red tape on organisations. It is a vital tool in achieving the Government’s aim to make it easier to run a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation.

Nuneaton MP battles for small businesses

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has appealed to the banks to treat lending to small businesses more sympathetically as they play such a critical part in growing the economy and helping restore the nation’s finances.

MP Urges Town to Support Academy

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones today stressed that the local community must get behind the Nuneaton Academy, which is opening in September. Marcus has held lengthy talks with Lord Hill, the Government Minister responsible, and remains cautiously hopeful that the funding for the new buildings may be forthcoming in the future.

MP Welcomes Youth Parliament Vote

Marcus Jones, the recently elected MP for Nuneaton, has welcomed the decision by MPs to allow Members of the UK Youth Parliament to debate in the House of Commons Chamber. The UK Youth Parliament, which is run by young people for young people, provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change. There are 600 elected Members of the Youth Parliament.

Local MP Signs Up to Support Small Businesses in Nuneaton

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has expressed his support for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to “Keep Trade Local”. The campaign is part of an effort to celebrate and build on partnerships that have been made with the local business community. At an event organised by the FSB on Friday 17 July, Marcus joined representatives from local authorities and businesses to share best practice in how to effectively support small businesses.

MP Briefed by Age Concern

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has been briefed in Parliament by Age Concern Warwickshire about the work that they do in the county. Chief Executive Elizabeth Phillips, Chairman Mike Stevens and Treasurer Chris Long-Leather travelled to Westminster to meet with Warwickshire MPs to discuss the services they provide to older people in Warwickshire.

Meeting with Minister over Academy Funding

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones today welcomed agreement from the Secretary of State for Education to an urgent meeting to allow Nuneaton’s MP to put the case for the funding of the new buildings for the Nuneaton Academy to Ministers.