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Over 6,000 children in Staffordshire are now benefiting from 30 hours of free childcare
Over 6,000 children in Staffordshire are now benefiting from 30 hours of free childcare
Tuesday 20th March 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s Member of Parliament Andrew Griffiths has welcomed new figures showing that 6,029 children are benefiting from the Government’s 30 hours per week free childcare offer in Staffordshire. The free childcare scheme saves working families around £5,000 per year per child and has seen more than 200,000 children benefit nationally in its first term.  There are now nearly 300,000 children in these...
Andrew Griffiths secures changes to safeguarding children regulations in wake of Ayeeshia inquiry
Andrew Griffiths secures changes to safeguarding children regulations in wake of Ayeeshia inquiry
Friday 16th March 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation into safeguarding children regulations, making changes to how serious case reviews are completed.  The Government is updating the guidance to local councils and other organisations like schools, the police and health bodies on how children should be safeguarded. The new regulations introduce the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel,...
Burton’s MP celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
Burton’s MP celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
Friday 9th March 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
This National Apprenticeship Week, Andrew Griffiths is celebrating the vital contribution of apprentices in Burton and Uttoxeter. Since 2010 there have been 8,050 apprenticeship starts in Burton and Uttoxeter and over 1.2 million new apprenticeship starts nationally since 2015.  Take up of higher-level apprenticeships in 2016-17 was up by nearly 35 per cent compared to 2015 -16. Apprenticeships are at...
MP and Councillors discuss Burton train station with East Midlands Trains
MP and Councillors discuss Burton train station with East Midlands Trains
Friday 2nd March 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths arranged to meet representatives of East Midlands Trains to discuss the state of Burton train station. Andrew also invited Leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council Richard Grosvenor, Deputy Leader Jacqui Jones, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member Mark Winnington as well as officials from the County Council. The local politicians raised their concerns about the...
MP hosts visit to Burton by House of Commons ceremonial Doorkeepers
MP hosts visit to Burton by House of Commons ceremonial Doorkeepers
Wednesday 28th February 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Parliament came to Burton this weekend as the town’s MP Andrew Griffiths hosted a visit from a group of ceremonial doorkeepers from the House of Commons. The men and women, normally attired in tail coats and white ties, donned high vis vests to tour the Molson Coors brewery, meet some of the expert staff and have a beer tasting lesson. The group also visited St. George’s Park, the home of the England...
Burton’s MP welcomes the “new normal” for workplace saving
Burton’s MP welcomes the “new normal” for workplace saving
Thursday 22nd February 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
New figures show that 11,000 more people in Burton and Uttoxeter are now saving more for their retirement. Local MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed new figures showing that, due to changes to workplace pensions, over 9 million more people are now saving for retirement.  These figures also show that 72,830 more people in work across the West Midlands are now saving for a life after...

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