Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the announcement by Lancashire County Council of an additional £4.8m investment in Secondary School places in Pendle. The investment over the next 3 years is part of an overall £47m allocation provided by the Department of Education.
The key task for the UK Government remains Brexit. There is a lot of complex work that needs to be done, including negotiating our exit with the EU. We also need to start the process of re-patriating our legal system, which can no longer rely on rules set in Brussels.
Over the last few days a number of people have approached me to ask which way I voted on the public sector pay cap, which currently restricts pay increases for public sector workers to 1% and has been an important part of the Government’s efforts to tackle our budget deficit.
With Brexit negotiations now underway in Brussels, it was a relief to see negotiations closer to home come to a good conclusion, with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party agreeing a deal with the Conservatives to ensure an overall majority in the House of Commons.