22 Nov Robert Halfon MP: The Government is continuing to invest in Harlow
Harlow MP, Robert Halfon has welcomed the new budget insisting that The Government is continuing to invest in Harlow.
In a statement Mr Halfon said “This is a worker’s budget that will build an even better Harlow; cut the cost of living for hard working residents; champion apprenticeships, education and skills for our young people; and protect our NHS.”
To tackle the local housing crisis, the Chancellor has announced £44bn of investment that will enable 300,000 new homes, including affordable homes, to be built every year. A further £28 million will be spent on tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.
The Budget will see The National Living Wage is increasing to £7.83, meaning that since its introduction, the living wage will have boosted the income of the lowest paid by £2,000 a year.
Mr Halfon added “I have been working hard for Harlow by holding debates in Parliament, tabling questions and arranging meetings with Ministers to champion apprenticeships and education, ensure fuel duty is kept down and protect our NHS. I am glad that the Government has listened.”