Budget 2017 – Towards a Technological Revolution

James Brokenshire has welcomed the Chancellor’s ambitions to ensure that Britain plays a leading role in important technological developments that will change the way we live and work and to see that we embrace the change and opportunity it offers rather than hiding away from the future.

Budget 2017 – Reducing the cost of transport

James Brokenshire has welcomed news that will see the introduction of a new rail card for 26-30 year olds and other measures set out in the Chancellor’s Budget Statement designed to support road users.

Budget 2017 – Jobs, earnings and benefits

James Brokenshire has welcomed measures announced in the Chancellor’s Budget Statement to boost earnings, continue to support the UK economy as it creates record numbers of jobs and ensure proper support for the most vulnerable in our society.

Budget 2017 – Investing in our NHS

James Brokenshire has announced his support for the additional measures announced in the Budget Statement to support our National Health Service, including an additional £350million to help our doctors and nurses through the winter.

Banning the Ivory Trade

James Brokenshire has welcomed the Environment Secretary’s announcement that the UK will impose a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to the poaching of elephants.

Bees and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

James Brokenshire has given his support to calls for better protection for our bees and other pollinating insects as part of the Government’s call for deeper restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

CCTV in Slaughterhouses

James Brokenshire has welcomed the Government's commitment to ensuring that CCTV becomes mandatory in slaughterhouses, in order to safeguard the welfare of animals and bring those who may be engaged in the wilful neglect of animals to justice. 

Record fall in Youth Unemployment

James Brokenshire has welcomed the positive news that unemployment has fallen to the lowest level on record, dropping to 4.3%. In addition, the number of young people not in employment nationally has fallen below 5% for the first time ever.