Last Friday the Government (via the Skills Funding Agency) published its proposed funding rates for apprenticeships from 2017 onwards, revealing cuts of around 30% for 16-18 year old apprentices, rising to over 50% for apprentices living in the most deprived areas.
Today I have written to Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell MP calling on him to apologise on behalf of the Government for misleading thousands of people who signed up for a Help to Buy ISA in the hope it would help them to get on the housing ladder.
Today I have written to the Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill MP about the double standards for victims of sexual violence in our asylum system that hit so many of the most vulnerable in our society.
I recently spoke to The Voice about Brexit and what the outcome of the EU referendum means for arts and the creative industries. You can read the article - Brexit: What Does It Mean For The Arts - here.
"Brexit is devastating for our creative industries and arts...
On Sunday 7th August I appeared on BBC Radio 4's Westminster Hour show to discuss the Tottenham riots to mark five years on from since the riots broke out and the London housing crisis alongside Housing Minister Gavin Barwell MP.
Following the dreadful news on the lack of progress on child refugees today I have written to Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill calling for action. The shameful lack of progress so far is a disgrace and a scandal.
I would have written to the Minister for Syrian Refug...
Today I have written to the Secretary of State calling for action on zero hours contracts. Zero hours contracts are exploitative and disproportionately hit vulnerable and young workers. It is unacceptable that so many workers do not have the right to holiday pay and si...