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An investigation by Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has revealed that local authorities (LAs), across the country are failing to use powers to reduce business rates for local companies. The findings reinforce figures provided by the Department of Communities and Local Government in a written answer to MPs.

Speaking in a debate on energy prices, Margot James welcomes the Scottish and Southern Energy price freeze which has been possible as a result of the Government’s policies.

Speaking in the Budget debate, Margot James backs the Government’s economic strategy which have enabled the Chancellor to support exporters, manufacturers, taxpayers, savers and pensioners in the Budget.

| Parliament TV

Proud of Stourbridge

Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has congratulated local businessmen Stuart Goodings and Stuart Caldicott on the launch of their new glass enterprise, ‘Past Glass’, at the Red House Glass Cone.

‘Past Glass’ recycles old bottles into crafted household and decorative items for sale. It is operated alongside the pair’s two other successful businesses which produce clocks and military jewellery.

Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has praised the efforts of staff and pupils in a local primary school, who have been so successful in raising funds for charity that they have had to raise their target.

Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has praised the dedication of Mark Ashbourne and Tim Cox who are embarking on a 74 mile walk in aid of the D’Oliveira Foundation.

 

Video: Margot James talks about inspiring the young people of Stourbridge

 

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Latest News
22nd April 2014
Margot congratulates Jorden Brookes, one of the winning students in competition in aid of National Doodle Day

Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has visited the Birmingham Metropolitan College Art and Design Centre in Brierley Hill to judge a student doodle competition. [read more] about MP judges student doodle competition

13th April 2014
Ryemarket Drop-in Session: Margot with William and Jennifer Smith

Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, hosted another drop-in session on Saturday, April 12th, in the Ryemarket in Stourbridge town centre. [read more] about MP hosts drop-in session in the Ryemarket

10th April 2014
Public Health Minister Jane Ellison MP, Trevor Pope, Dr Ruth Edwards, and Dr Pope’s father Rev Dr David Chantry at an event in Parliament to recognise the work of the late Dr Liz Pope

A public health event in parliament has recognised the achievements of Dr Liz Pope, a Stourbridge GP who recently tragically died in a car crash. [read more] about Dr Liz Pope honoured with posthumous tribute

7th April 2014

An investigation by Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has revealed that local authorities (LAs), across the country are failing to use powers to reduce business rates for local companies. The findings reinforce figures provided by the Department of Communities and Local Government in a written answer to MPs. [read more] about Black Country firms lose out on business rate relief

4th April 2014

Margot James MP is set to host a Universities Outreach event in Stourbridge, as part of her Raising Aspirations programme for pupils at local schools [read more] about MP to host local Universities event

Raising Aspirations in Stourbridge
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LEP Funding Factsheet

The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has drawn up a factsheet to make it easier for companies to find out which government money they can secure funding from.

| LEP Funding Factsheet (pdf)

Prisons (Drug Testing) Bill

To see the latest draft of Margot's Private Members’ Bill click here.

Articles

Where Next? Growing the UK export market

It is ironic that a seafaring nation with a great trading history should find itself coming from read more

Reforming Britain’s relationship with Europe

It has been almost a year since the Prime Minister announced that there will be a re-negotiation read more

Margot’s Diary from Party Conference

Overall a very good conference, the mood was pretty upbeat with a stimulating and wide range of read more

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