Average income back to pre-crisis levels, says report

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An Institute for Fiscal Studies report on living standards shows average household incomes are back to the same levels they were before the recession began.

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LIB DEMS TO INSULATE 10 MILLION HOMES OVER NEXT DECADE IN ‘GREEN HOMES REVOLUTION’

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The Liberal Democrats today (Tuesday, March 3) announced plans to introduce a new Green Homes Bill in the next Parliament which would improve energy efficiency and promote renewable heat across the UK, ensuring more people benefit from permanently warmer homes and cheaper energy bills.

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A new pier for Rotherhithe

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2020 will mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the ‘Mayflower’ from England to America. The ship was captained and crewed by residents of Bermondsey and sailed from Rotherhithe to Plymouth before travelling on its famous journey to the new world.

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Pension Savings At Record High

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Britain now has the highest level of pension saving since records began in 1997, with pension membership rising across all age groups, according to new data published today by the Office for National Statistics.

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FIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE HOMES, HEALTH AND JOBS

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Southwark Liberal Democrats have this week launched ambitious plans for more affordable homes, more jobs and improved health services in the borough.

 

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New rules to stop nuisance calls and texts

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Companies who make nuisance calls and texts are to be hit with huge fines – under new Liberal Democrat changes to the law.

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SE16 Broadband Update

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I am fighting for better broadband connections in SE16 so that residents and businesses alike can play a full role in our ever growing digital economy, enjoying the same connection speeds as others around the country.

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Naming and Shaming National Minimum Wage Offenders

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Liberal Democrat Business Minister Jo Swinson MP has today named and shamed the largest ever number of National Minimum Wage offenders, according the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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Unemployment still falling in our communities

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Recent statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituents on Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) has dipped dramatically from a year ago.  This trend points to rising employment.  

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Happy Chinese New Year

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Yesterday evening I was privileged to be at the London South Bank University to mark the beginning of our Southwark Chinese New Year celebrations.

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