Universal Credit

Update 13 March 2018 - Universal Credit and Free School Meals

Heidi Allen MP wins Overall Newcomer MP of the Year

Mr Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP and Patron of the Patchwork Foundation announced the winners of the MP of the Year Awards 2017 sponsored by KPMG at Speakers House on 15th November 2017 for those MPs who have represented and work well with underrepresented, deprived and minority communities acro

More detail published for EU citizens

Today, the Government has published a technical document which has been sent to the European Commission as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Heidi Allen MP secures debate on unaccompanied child refugees

Following her successful application to the Backbench Business Committee, Heidi Allen MP secured a backbench ddebate today on the Calais refugee camp and the ongoing situation for unaccompanied child refugees across Europe.

The motion to be debated reads:

Broadband Codes of Practice Consultation

If you’ve ever been tied into a badly performing broadband contract, you may wish to submit to the Ofcom consultation about strengthening the Broadband Speeds Codes of Practice under which providers operate.

Dangerous Driving Consultation and Cycle Safety

The government, this week, published its response to the consultation on driving offences and penalties for those who cause death or serious injury. I was delighted with the response which recognised that dangerous driving wrecks lives and deserves the maximum penalty.

PM's Open Letter to EU Citizens

Ahead of the EU leader summit meeting in Brussels, today the Prime Minister published an open letter to all EU citizens currently in the UK.

Heidi Allen questions Prime Minister about Universal Credit

Building on her question on Monday to the Work & Pensions Secretary, today Heidi Allen questioned the Prime Minister about the 6-week waiting period for Universal Credit payments and asked for a meeting to discuss this further.