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  • Karin Smyth MP takes apprenticeships campaign to Government Minister
    Karin Smyth MP takes apprenticeships campaign to Government Minister Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, today chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships ‘Ask Apprentice Panel’ as part of National Apprenticeship week.  The Bristol South MP, who has been a champion of quality apprenticeships for many years, highlighted the importance of government support for apprentices now in the midst of the pandemic, and urged the […]
  • Karin Smyth MP calls on the Government to keep our streets safe from faulty trailers
    Karin Smyth MP calls on the Government to keep our streets safe from faulty trailers Karin Smyth MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Trailer and Towing Safety, has today renewed her calls for “meaningful Government action” to tackle the scourge of faulty and dangerous trailers on our roads. Her calls come ahead of the annual meeting of the APPG on Wednesday of this week. In 2014, three year old Freddie Hussey was killed […]
  • Karin Smyth MP presses the Government for clarity as new analysis shows thousands of people in Bristol still living with Grenfell-style cladding
    Karin Smyth MP presses the Government for clarity as new analysis shows thousands of people in Bristol still living with Grenfell-style cladding   Almost four years after the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, around 7,099 people in Bristol are still living in flats with flammable cladding.  Dangerous cladding renders flats unsellable, leaving many families affected unable to sell their homes and enduring months of lockdown in unsafe homes.  […]
  • Karin Smyth MP condemns Government plan to increase council tax in Bristol South 
    Karin Smyth MP condemns Government plan to increase council tax in Bristol South    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has urgently called on the government to scrap a planned 5% council tax rise that will add £104 to annual household council tax bills for the average Band D home in Bristol South.  [The Tory Government today opposed Labour’s motion to stop a Council Tax rise for constituents in Bristol South.] Bristol City Council faces a […]
  • Karin Smyth MP votes to protect holiday pay and 48-hour weekly working limit
    Karin Smyth MP votes to protect holiday pay and 48-hour weekly working limit Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has voted to protect holiday pay entitlements and safe working limits following the Government’s admission that employment protections are being reviewed to see which to scrap and which to keep.  The Government will be consulting on changes to employment rights that could result in the ending of inclusion of overtime in how holiday pay […]
  • Karin Smyth MP urges UK Government to adopt new ‘smart’ furlough scheme to protect 7,875 jobs in Bristol South
    Karin Smyth MP urges UK Government to adopt new ‘smart’ furlough scheme to protect 7,875 jobs in Bristol South Karin Smyth – MP for Bristol South – is urging the Government to adopt a new ‘smart’ furlough scheme to protect the jobs of South Bristol employees.  Seven months after the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, launched his ‘Plan for Jobs’ last July, 4,925 people are claiming out of work benefits and 7,875 people are still on furlough in South […]
  •  Karin Smyth MP encourages organisations in Bristol South to apply for new National Lottery funding
     Karin Smyth MP encourages organisations in Bristol South to apply for new National Lottery funding    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, is encouraging local organisations to apply for new National Lottery funding worth between £3,000 to £5million.  Priority will be given to heritage projects that will boost the local economy, encourage skills development, support wellbeing and create better places to live, work and visit. Every project […]