James welcomes £1 billion catch up fund for school children

The Government have announced a £1 billion Covid catch-up plan which will help Head Teachers to provide extra support to children who have fallen behind while out of school, so that every young person gets the education and opportunity they deserve.

Old Bexley and Sidcup High Streets open for business

From Monday 15th June, all non-essential shops in Old Bexley and Sidcup are able to reopen their doors, as part of the next steps in the Government’s  careful easing of lockdown in England – provided they are meeting robust safety guidelines, keeping staff and customers safe.

Bexley Music Service

I have been incredibly concerned to receive news that Bird College is shutting its music service.  So many children from across Bexley have benefited from the chance to learn to play a musical instrument as well as to play together in ensembles and orchestras as a result of this much-loved servic

Covid-19: Transport and Travel Guidance

As some constituents in Old Bexley and Sidcup who cannot work from home return to work and plan their journeys in, I have been in contact with Southeastern to seek assurance on the steps they are taking to protect passengers and staff and have outlined the below guidance to travel safely on publi

Covid-19: Business Support

The Coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced in decades–and this country is not alone. During this difficult time for the country, we recognise the extreme disruption the necessary actions are having on people’s lives, their businesses, their jobs and the nation’s economy.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension

The Chancellor has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October, giving workers and businesses the certainty they need that the Government will continue to support them.