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A study commissioned by The British Beer and Pub Association has released the results of the study it commissioned from the leading independent analysts, Oxford Economics.  It shows that the brewing and pub sector makes a huge economic contribution to the city.  These new figures from the BBPA show that the sector supports almost 3,000 jobs, with 71 pubs, and provides £169 million in value-added to the local economy. 

Economic impact of beer and pubs in Wolverhampton

A study commissioned by The British Beer and Pub Association has released the results of the study it commissioned from the leading independent analysts, Oxford Economics.  It shows that the... Read more

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On 1 December community pharmacies in Wolverhampton and around the country will have their budgets cut significantly by the government.

The planned cuts were discussed at the full council meeting on 9 November.  The council passed a resolution condemning the cuts.  Every Labour councillor present voted in favour, and every Conservative councillor present voted against.

Wolverhampton Pharmacies alarmed

On 1 December community pharmacies in Wolverhampton and around the country will have their budgets cut significantly by the government. The planned cuts were discussed at the full council meeting... Read more

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From his questions asked in parliament, Rob Marris MP has discovered that the development of a tuberculosis vaccine for cattle has been sacrificed in favour of a costly compensation scheme for farmers.

Badger cull wastes money

From his questions asked in parliament, Rob Marris MP has discovered that the development of a tuberculosis vaccine for cattle has been sacrificed in favour of a costly compensation scheme... Read more

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On the 30 year anniversary of bus deregulation, campaigners are calling on MPs to ‘take control of our buses’ by opposing the government ban on new public bus companies. Rob Marris MP has backed the campaign.

Bus passengers deserve better

  On the 30 year anniversary of bus deregulation, campaigners are calling on MPs to ‘take control of our buses’ by opposing the government ban on new public bus companies. Rob Marris MP has backed... Read more

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Photo credit: Paul Hudson, Creative Commons 

Eight years ago, the Labour government created the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC).  The goal was to signal the huge importance of our country doing its bit to tackle climate change.  In summer 2016, the new Prime Minister Mrs May abolished DECC the day after she moved into Downing Street. That shows her priorities. 

 

Why I do not support Heathrow expansion

Photo credit: Paul Hudson, Creative Commons  Eight years ago, the Labour government created the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC).  The goal was to signal the huge importance of... Read more

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Brexit

For the first time in decades, UK politics will be dominated by an issue which is not the economy; and this dominance will continue for several years. 

MP's October Report

Brexit For the first time in decades, UK politics will be dominated by an issue which is not the economy; and this dominance will continue for several years.  Read more

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Every year, assailants deliberately expose many emergency service personnel to bodily fluids whilst carrying out their duties.  The most common form of assault is spitting, although scratching/piercing needles is known to occur as well.

MP calls for powers to stop assaults on Emergency Services Personnel

Every year, assailants deliberately expose many emergency service personnel to bodily fluids whilst carrying out their duties.  The most common form of assault is spitting, although scratching/piercing needles is known... Read more

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Rob Marris continues to support the future of community pharmacies. He has joined a campaign opposing the Government’s plan to cut the budget for local chemists, after talks between the Government and the sector broke down.

Government cuts threaten community pharmacies

Rob Marris continues to support the future of community pharmacies. He has joined a campaign opposing the Government’s plan to cut the budget for local chemists, after talks between the... Read more

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This morning, owners of many local Wolverhampton small and medium businesses attended a successful event with representatives from HMRC, hosted by Rob Marris MP with Emma Reynolds MP (Wolverhampton North East) and Pat McFadden MP (Wolverhampton South East).

Wolverhampton businesses attend successful tax event with HMRC

This morning, owners of many local Wolverhampton small and medium businesses attended a successful event with representatives from HMRC, hosted by Rob Marris MP with Emma Reynolds MP (Wolverhampton North... Read more

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Rob Marris supported in Parliament a new public awareness campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to target the growing problem of the illicit and cruel UK puppy trade. Rob also calls for tougher legislation to strengthen current DEFRA guidelines, which evidence suggests are being ignored.

Rob Marris calls for legislation to target the cruel UK puppy trade

  Rob Marris supported in Parliament a new public awareness campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to target the growing problem of the illicit and cruel... Read more

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