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John Baron MP raises tax cuts at PMQs

November 16, 2016
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MP says Government supports lower earners At Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) this afternoon, John Baron MP asked, “The Prime Minister rightly understands that we are a one-nation party or we are nothing – something our political opponents have consistently underestimated at their cost. With the Autumn Statement next week, may I encourage her to...
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John Baron MP signs Budget amendments to stop unwanted EU tax rises

March 21, 2016
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MP highlights EU taxes on tampons and energy-saving measures Thanks to the EU, the Government must, against its will, maintain VAT on tampons and raise VAT on energy-saving products such as insulation. This is because the EU judges tampons and other sanitary products to be ‘luxury items’, and because the European Court ruled last...
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John Baron MP urges Government to reconsider disability benefit changes

March 18, 2016
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MP writes to Chancellor over PIP proposals Today John Baron MP has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, to urge the Government to reconsider its proposals to change the way the daily living component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is calculated. These changes may affect up to...
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John Baron MP welcomes apprenticeship figures

January 29, 2016
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MP: more young people in Basildon and Billericay are getting the right work skills John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing 3,930 new apprenticeships have been started by people in the Basildon and Billericay constituency since 2010. This means more young people earning and learning, getting the skills they need to get on...
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John Baron MP welcomes further fall in unemployment in Basildon and Billericay

August 3, 2015
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MP says still further to go John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing that unemployment has fallen yet again, with 359 fewer people in Basildon and Billericay relying on Jobseeker’s allowance than in June 2014. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future...
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John Baron MP welcomes Budget measures to help working people

July 9, 2015
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MP says Budget may reduce income tax for over 43,000 in Basildon and Billericay John Baron MP welcomes the measures in yesterday’s Budget, and in particular its focus on continuing to reduce the deficit, lowering taxes and increasing workers’ productivity and pay, the latter through the new ‘Living Wage’. With economic forecasts showing that...
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John Baron MP: initiatives to help local businesses create jobs and growth are working

July 3, 2015
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MP welcomes Start-Up Loan figures John Baron MP, has welcomed new figures showing the Government’s Start-Up Loans and New Enterprise Allowance schemes are supporting people in Basildon and Billericay to set up their own business – helping to provide growth and jobs for families in our area. The figures show that Start-Up Loans have...
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John Baron MP questions Chancellor on EU renegotiation

June 30, 2015
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MP says sovereignty safeguards required Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, gave a statement about the Greek financial crisis. In the House of Commons, John asked, “Given that Eurozone growth rates are well below global growth rates, and that unemployment rates are much higher...
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John Baron MP welcomes 30 hours per week free childcare

June 2, 2015
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MP says doubling free childcare will make real difference John Baron MP has today welcomed the Conservative Government’s plans to double free childcare for hardworking families – which will benefit up to 70,000 parents in East of England. The offer of 30 hours of free childcare per week during term time is worth around...
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John Baron MP welcomes further fall in unemployment in Basildon and Billericay

May 19, 2015
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MP says still further to go John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing that unemployment has fallen yet again, with 520 fewer people in Basildon and Billericay relying on Jobseeker’s allowance than in April 2014. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future...
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