Constituency Issues

John Baron MP supports National Citizen Service (NCS)

February 13, 2015
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MP encourages local teenagers to sign up to the National Citizen Service The Cabinet Office’s nationwide youth programme aims to help every 15-17 year old prepare for the future by equipping them with key work/life skills and boosting their confidence. John said: “NCS is a very worthwhile programme. It gives young people an opportunity...
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John Baron MP urges constituents to respond to Dunton consultation

January 28, 2015
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MP highlights Dunton Garden Suburb plan John Baron MP has today urged constituents to respond to the Council’s consultation on its Dunton Garden Suburb plan. This plan would see a development to the West of Laindon and east of West Horndon of between 4,000 and 6,000 homes. The consultation is open until 5pm on...
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John Baron MP raises SMEs and North Sea Oil in House of Commons

January 27, 2015
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MP urges lower small business taxes during Treasury Questions This morning, during Treasury Questions in the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, responded to MPs’ questions on the economy. John asked, “The Government has done much to help small businesses, and unemployment continues to fall as a...
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John Baron MP invites local artists to exhibit in Parliament

January 27, 2015
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John Baron MP invites local artists to exhibit in Parliament

MP welcomes Basildon Eastgate artists’ Parliamentary exhibition John Baron MP yesterday officially opened an exhibition in Parliament put on by local artists from the Basildon Eastgate Art Gallery. Having visited the Eastgate Art Gallery last year, John was happy to support artists’ requests to display their work in Parliament. Works from local artists will...
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John Baron MP welcomes further fall in unemployment in Basildon and Billericay

January 23, 2015
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MP says still further to go John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing that 706 fewer people in Basildon and Billericay are relying on Jobseeker’s allowance than in December 2013. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them. John said,...
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John Baron MP welcomes increase in number of local businesses

November 28, 2014
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MP focusses on importance of job creation John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing that the number of private sector businesses in East of England has increased by around 80,000 over the past four years. At the start of 2014, for the first time ever there were over 5 million private sector businesses...
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John Baron MP votes to support the great British pub

November 19, 2014
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MP says measures will benefit publicans and pub-goers Yesterday in the House of Commons, John Baron MP voted against the Government for New Clause 2 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. This amendment seeks to support pubs by allowing landlords tied to large pub companies an independent rent review at regular intervals,...
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John Baron MP welcomes tax cut for businesses in Basildon and Billericay

November 13, 2014
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MP says lower Employer NICs are helping to create jobs John Baron MP has welcomed new figures released by HM Revenue and Customs showing that around 1,500 businesses in Basildon and Billericay are benefitting from the Employment Allowance since its introduction in April, making it easier for businesses to hire staff and create jobs....
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John Baron MP welcomes new c2c Smartcard

November 3, 2014
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John Baron MP welcomes new c2c Smartcard

MP says card is a great improvement for local commuters Today John Baron MP has welcomed the release of the new c2c Smartcards for local rail passengers. Therefore, commuters in Basildon and Billericay have the opportunity to transform how they buy their tickets from today as the c2c Smartcard is now available for all...
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John Baron MP welcomes new apprenticeships in Basildon and Billericay

October 31, 2014
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MP welcomes largest annual fall in youth unemployment since records began John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing 670 new apprenticeships were started by people in Basildon and Billericay last year. In total 2,750 new apprenticeships have been started in Basildon and Billericay since 2010. Across England as a whole, more than 1.9...
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