Government Activity from 14 January to 18 January 2019

On Monday 14th January, the Prime Minister gave a speech in Stoke-on-Trent and gave a statement in the House setting out why MPs across the House should vote for the Brexit deal and deliver on the referendum result.

 

Also on Monday, Michael Gove launched a world-leading plan to tackle air pollution, clean up our air and save lives.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/14/new-air-pollution-plans-improve-on-eu-rules-government-claims

 

Also on Monday, Philip Hammond and Sajid Javid jointly chaired a new government taskforce with senior figures from the UK financial sector to tackle economic crime.

 

Also on Monday, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler confirmed funding worth over £2 million for councils to crack down on rogue landlords.

https://www.theplanner.co.uk/news/over-%C2%A32m-to-help-councils-tackle-rogue-landlords

 

On Tuesday 15th January, Members of Parliament voted on the Brexit deal and the Prime Minister made a statement in the House of Commons setting out the next steps.

 

Also on Tuesday, Nick Hurd chaired a new taskforce to tackle vehicle theft.

https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news-list/new-vehicle-theft-taskforce-tackle-rise-car-crime/

 

On Wednesday 16th January, the Government won the confidence of Parliament. The Prime Minister made a statement to the House of Commons and another statement in Downing Street inviting MPs from all parties to come together to find a way forward to deliver Brexit.

 

Also on Wednesday, Gavin Williamson wrote an open letter to veterans of the Normandy Landings inviting them to take part in D-Day75, the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1073783/d-day-heroes-vip-anniversary-cruise

 

On Thursday 17th, Damian Hinds launched a new campaign to promote apprenticeships among young people, parents and employers.
https://feweek.co.uk/2019/01/17/dfe-launches-new-fire-it-up-apprenticeships-campaign/

 

Also on Thursday, Mel Stride announced two new bilateral tax agreements, with Israel and Cyprus. These agreements facilitate investment between the UK and Israel, and provide essential protection for the tax position of ex-servicemen and women living in Cyprus.

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/12/19/cyprus-uk-sign-double-taxation-deal-on-government-service-pensions/

 

On Friday 18th January, Jeremy Wright announced five locations across England will receive a share of £20 million to invest in local culture, heritage and creative industries and help drive economic growth.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jan/18/english-regions-to-benefit-from-20m-culture-fund

 

Also on Friday, Thérèse Coffey announced new grants worth around £3.75 million for conservation projects in the UK Overseas Territories.