Working Hard for North Durham

Reopening of Schools: Letter to the Education Secretary

Reopening of Schools: Letter to the Education Secretary

Kevan wrote yesterday to the Education Secretary to outline his concerns regarding the phased reopening of schools. Kevan stated that: "The Government's current strategy places an arbitrary date on the reopening of schools, places the greatest pressure on the...

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Covid-19 Funding for Local Authorities

Covid-19 Funding for Local Authorities

Kevan has written today to Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government about the new funding arrangements to support Local Authorities with the additional pressures they are facing as a result of the Coronavirus. Kevan said:...

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Update on Support for Care Homes

Update on Support for Care Homes

Kevan has received an update from Durham County Council about the support available to Care Homes regarding the support available to  from the Council, the Director of Public Health and from the County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. Kevan said: "Lots of...

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Free School Meals – Updated 4 May

4 May 2020 Kevan has written to the Secretary of State for Education to raise further concerns about the Free School Meals vouchers system, and about the laptop scheme for vulnerable pupils. A copy of his letter is available below: 27 April 2020 Kevan has written to...

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Durham County Council – Refuse Collection Update

Kevan has received an update from Durham County Council about refuse collection:     Dear Member of Parliament, I hope that you and your families are well and staying safe. I have just updated our County Councillors regarding waste services across the County...

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Reopening of Schools: Letter to the Education Secretary

Announcement on Office Costs for MPs

Kevan has responded to today's announcement that MP's Office Costs Budgets are to be increased. Kevan said: "The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) today announced an increase in Office Costs Budgets which are used to cover the costs of running...

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UPDATED 22 APRIL – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Kevan has received further information from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:   Dear Mr Jones, I want to update you on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. I’m very grateful to the huge number of MPs who have...

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Karbon Homes Update

Kevan has been contacted by Karbon Homes who have provided him with the following update on the support they are offering to their customers:   Good morning I would like to update you on how we, at Karbon Homes, are supporting our customers and local communities...

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