Could you save £220 off your tax bill this year?

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Could you save £220 off your tax bill this year? If you are married or in a civil partnership, you could be paying more tax than necessary. The Marriage Allowance allows you to transfer £1,100 of your personal allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner. This could save you as a couple up to …

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Week in Westminster

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On Wednesday, I was in the Chamber to listen to the Chancellor deliver his Autumn Statement. I strongly welcome this year’s Statement and think that it will positively impact North East Cambridgeshire families in a number of different ways: – An increase to the National Living Wage worth over £500 a year to a full-time …

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Be heard- CrossCountry rail consultation

Recently I updated constituents on the progress being made on Wisbech Rail. This week, I would like to update constituents in March, Manea and Whittlesey about a CrossCountry rail consultation that will affect the scheduling of trains at your stations for the next 3 years. I will include a link to the consultation below, but …

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Investment and expansion continues in Littleport

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I am pleased to hear the good news that Littleport Station has secured an additional 80 car parking spaces, increasing the car parking capacity to 115 spaces next summer 2017. This is perfect timing as work on the new leisure centre and three new schools continues in Littleport, as part of a £36 million investment. …

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Volunteers keep Benwick Blooming

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Benwick in Bloom group volunteers proudly unveiled a pictorial college in the town bus stop, last week. Local resident, Janet Fountain kindly allowed photos from her own private collection, showing Benwick in the late 1800’s, to be used by 3B designs to create the college. The project was funded by March History Group.

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Wisbech Rail- an update

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I wanted to update constituents on Wisbech Rail, I met with the Rail Minister, Paul Maynard again on Tuesday 8th November, having also met with him during the Conservative Party conference. I was pleased to hear the Minister describe Wisbech Rail as “a critical project” which he strongly supports. Alongside my meetings with the Rail …

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Doddington Court care beds set to re-open

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I am pleased to announce that from the 7th November Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be starting a trial with Cambridgeshire County Council to use Doddington Court Flats for patients who are well enough to be discharged from the hospital but who are not able to be return home as care support needs to …

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Crackdown on health tourists

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You may have seen in the news recently that money had been lost to the NHS from patients who should have been paying and have not been doing so. I raised this issue with the National Audit Office two years ago, after parliamentary questions I tabled revealed that Kings Lynn hospital had recovered no money …

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Work continues to save the MIUs

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I wanted to update constituents on the positive progress that is being made in the fight to save the MIUs at Wisbech, Doddington and Ely. At a recent event which was kindly organised by the Isle of Ely WI, Dr Gary Howsam, GP Chair and Chief Clinical Officer of the CCG explained that the review …

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Fenland gets active

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In 2014 I highlighted the historic underfunding for sports facilities in rural areas and have since fought for our fair share of funding in Westminster. After holding a series of meetings with the Chief Executive of Sport England, I was able to secure £250,000 in 2015 for Fenland District Council for a three year project …

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