Strengthening Animal Welfare in Domestic UK Law

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The Environment Secretary will today set out plans to strengthen animal welfare laws and enshrine animal sentience in domestic UK law. Our new draft Bill will mean: – Recognising and enshrining animal sentience in domestic UK law; – Increasing the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty tenfold, from six months to five years; – Courts …

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WASPI pension bill consultation

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women wants to identify a solution that will address the ongoing concerns raised by groups representing 1950s-born women affected by state pension changes. To do this, we are inviting representatives of any group that campaigns for those women, to take part in a brief consultation. …

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FinTech to help renters get on the housing ladder

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HM Treasury is offering £2 million to budding entrepreneurs who can develop an application that will enable Britain’s 11 million renters to record and share their rent payment data, helping to improve their credit scores and their chances of getting a mortgage. People’s monthly rent is often their biggest expense, so it makes sense for …

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5 ways Wisbech Rail will benefit you

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1. Wisbech Rail will make it easier for residents to access higher salary jobs in Cambridge 2. Strengthen the business case for a late night train from Cambridge to March by increasing usage by approximately 30,000 residents 3. Improve local businesses ability to expand by connecting them with sites in other major cities 4. It will bring a boost …

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Wisbech Vehicle Exchange – Derelict Buildings

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A year ago the old Wisbech Vehicle Exchange had a major fire, leaving the site in considerable disrepair and an eyesore to residents. I wrote to the Crown Estate, who have the property under escheat in bona vacanta as the site is technically ownerless. I have received a response back from the Crown and I …

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New Policing Structure Proposals for Cambridgeshire to include an extra 50 police officers for the county

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The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner has announced plans to create a sustainable policing model that includes an extra 50 police officers for the county, following a local policing review which was commissioned last year. The focus of this review and proposed model will put more officers on the frontline to enable them …

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Department for Education’s Opportunity Area programme offers more 
free training in North East Cambridgeshire

Earlier this month I updated constituents that the DfE’s Opportunity Area programme offered all qualified teachers working in schools within Fenland and East Cambridgeshire free training for National Professional Qualifications which usually cost between £450 and £7,000. As a result of Fenland and East Cambs being in the Opportunity Area programme teachers are now eligible …

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