Westminster News

Summer School Meals

Today the government announced plans for a ‘Covid summer school fund’ is being set up by the Government to help feed children during the holidays, after a campaign by England international footballer Marcus Rashford.

Funding for children's IT equipment

Brendan Clarke-Smith MP asked for clarity on the Government's plans for students' additional IT equipment in the 'virtual' House of Commons today:

Mr Brendan Clarke-Smith, MP for Bassetlaw:

Brendan launches 'Best of Bassetlaw'

Now more than ever, we're relying on community superstars to help neighbours, friends and key workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The 'Best of Bassetlaw' campaign will celebrate the individuals who make a real difference.

Jobs Retention Scheme goes LIVE

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now live, with businesses able to claim up to £2,500 a month towards staff wages.

Furlough Scheme Extended

Thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020, the government announced today.

£750m Funding Boost for Charities

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak.

Bassetlaw Hospital - PMQs

Brendan Clarke-Smith MP raised the increase in funding for Bassetlaw Hospital at Prime Minister's Questions and invited the Prime Minister and the Health Secretary to visit again in the future.

Bassetlaw Hospital has received around a £15 million cash injection to improve its services.

Brendan welcomes the 2020 Budget

Brendan CLARKE-SMITH MP has welcomed the new Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first Budget.

Several of the campaigns Mr CLARKE-SMITH joined, and wrote to the Chancellor about, have succeeded.

These include: