Today’s Budget, set out in the Commons by the Chancellor George Osborne, took real steps to help families with the cost of living – including an immediate cut in fuel duty – and outlined real reform for the economy with measures to support jobs and growth.
Tracey took part in the Lords v Commons Parliamentary Pancake Race. It was in aid of Rehab, a charity that supports people with disabilities, older people and others with brain injuries, spinal injuries and mental health difficulties.
As you may be aware, the second reading of the Government’s Welfare Reform Bill took place in Parliament last Wednesday, which opened the door to the first real Parliamentary scrutiny of its proposals. There were a number of positive contributions made by Members of Parliament and plenty of robust debate.
On Monday, I attended the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Financial Education for Young People as part of a major campaign for compulsory financial education in schools. Over 170 MPs from all parties have joined the group, making it one of the largest APPGs ever.
David Cameron and the team will unveil at Spring Forum the six key pledges we will be fighting the election on. The pledges demonstrate our commitment to the NHS and improving standards in education, as well as getting Britain working again.
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