Outside Parliament supporting High Street employees in bookmakers' shops whose jobs are at risk from a massive cut in FOBT stakes. My registered interests in the industry give me an insight into the risks of this policy which anti-FOBT campaigners are unaware of.
At Treasury Questions I asked the government to consider taking steps to reduce the administrative burden of tax compliance on small businesses. The FSB estimates that the average small business loses three working weeks a year to tax compliance.
With the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, discussing health services in Gloucestershire and the £39.5n extra money which the government is providing for our two main hospitals, which I am very pleased to welcome.
I have made a submission to Highways England in support of the Option 30 solution to the Missing Link problem, believing it offers the best way forward in reducing the congestion and accident rate on these roads. The consultation ends on 29th March.