Greg Hands MP welcomes extension to pensioner bonds

The Chancellor has extended the 65-plus pensioner bonds scheme for three months, meaning over a million over-65s will benefit further from market-leading savings rates.The Government’s 65-plus pensioner bond has seen huge popular demand and is the most successful savings product in our history. That’s why the Chancellor has guaranteed the bonds will be available for the next four months, meaning millions more pensioners will have the opportunity to benefit from market-leading savings rates.

Notice - Lift refurbishment at Fulham Broadway station

Greg Hands MP is informing residents that Transport for London (TfL) are refurbishing the mechanisms of the two lifts at Fulham Broadway station later this month. The lifts will be taken out of service one at a time: 

Greg Hands MP Welcomes New Government Investment in Four Local Schools

Greg Hands MP has been told that four schools in and around Chelsea and Fulham will receive significant investment from Government to rejuvenate their buildings.On 9 February, the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan unveiled a plan for £6 billion investment in English schools.

NHS Trust confirms plans for brand new Charing Cross Hospital

Last week, Greg welcomed senior management of the Imperial College NHS Trust to the House of Commons. Greg called the meeting to get the latest on the plans for a new Charing Cross Hospital on the existing site on Fulham Palace Road. 

Unemployment falls below 6% and vacancies hit record high

A new milestone has been reached with the UK unemployment rate falling below 6% for the first time in 6 years.The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or not in employment and claiming Universal Credit decreased by 26,800 between November and December 2014, to 886,200. This means that the unemployment rate has now fallen to 5.8 per cent, the lowest since Summer 2008.