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Children’s Funeral Fund

A number of constituent have contacted me about the costs of children’s funerals. I agree that this is an incredibly important issue, and as you say, the death of a child is always a tragedy for which families cannot plan. I understand that a number of local authorities, already choose to waive fees for children’s…

Potholes

I asked my newsletter readers to bring to my attention the worst potholes around Broxtowe so that I could bring them to the County Council’s attention for repair. I received a huge number of responses, and I am in the process of writing a third letter to the Council to bring another large batch of…

Homes Fit for Human Habitation Private Members’ Bill

Thank you for contacting me about the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill. I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to a decent home and all properties should be free from potential risks to the health and safety of occupants. Having read the Bill, I agree with Shelter that it…

CAMRA Pubs

Thank you for contacting me about support for pubs. I recognise the crucial role that pubs play in the social and economic life of our nation, as well in helping to promote responsible drinking, which is why I am encouraged by the support which the Government has made available to pubs. Through the Asset of…

Tenant Fees Bill

Thank you for contacting me about the Tenant Fees Bill. Like Generation Rent, I believe this Bill, which will abolish letting agent fees for renters, cap tenancy deposits, and save tenants between £25 and £70 per year, is “welcome news for private renters”. On the particular issue of default fees, while I can understand your…

Cladding and Affordable Housing

Thank you for contacting me about cladding and affordable housing. While I understand your concerns regarding the perception that remedial cladding work could affect affordable housing supply, please allow me to assure you that the Government’s recent decision to fund cladding removal will not reduce the number of affordable homes built between now and 2022.…

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping

Thank you for contacting me about the Crisis report “Everybody In” on how to end homelessness. Like you, I firmly believe that just one person without a roof over their head is one too many, and I welcome the important work that Crisis does to help people find their way out of homelessness. Furthermore, I…

Private Renters

Thank you for contacting me about support for private renters.  I appreciate the difficulties many renters face in dealing with landlords and letting agents, and would like to assure you that action is being taken to help the 4.7 million households in the private rented sector by protecting them from rogue landlords, banning unfair fees,…