Autumn Statement is great news for London

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed a range of measures that will help Chelsea, Fulham and the whole of London.As part of an Autumn Statement that showed the deficit is continuing to fall, the Chancellor cut Corporation Tax by a further 1 per cent and increased spending on infrastructure to boost growth. He declared that he wanted to equip Britain for the global race.

Views sought in Chelsea on basement developments

Basement extensions are common issue of concern in Chelsea. The Royal Borough was one of the first local authorities to introduce controls on basement developments and has been reviewing its policy in recent months. A consultation on its revised planning policy is now open.

Boris Bikes are on their way across Chelsea and Fulham

Greg Hands M.P. met officials from Transport for London this week for a full update on the expansion of the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme. Until now, the only parts of Chelsea and Fulham with docking stations were around Sloane Square and parts of the Fulham Road. Now, all parts of the constituency will be within easy range of the Boris Bikes.

Waves of anger at flawed NHS consultation

The voices of 66,000 west London residents have been ignored in a sham consultation designed to justify hospital closures.The flawed consultation results on NHS North West London's plans to close A&E services in four London hospitals have been greeted with a wave of anger and disbelief in west London.

Stalking made a criminal offence

Two new laws to protect the victims of stalking came into force this week, alongside a package of other measures designed to tackle violence against women and girls.The Home Office estimates that one in five women, and one in ten men, will be affected by stalking at some point in their lives. The new offences of stalking and stalking involving a fear of violence were introduced through the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Police and prosecutors have been given specific guidance and training on stalking, as well as new powers of entry to secure evidence.

New sleep unit set to help 1,000 children each year

A new state-of-the-art children’s sleep and ventilation unit was opened last night at Royal Brompton Hospital by Greg Hands, M.P.Greg said: “This is my seventh visit here and I am delighted to be here again. I am very proud to open the sleep centre and congratulations to everyone involved in making this unit possible.”

Hands: PM has delivered on his promise to get people the lowest energy tariffs

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed Government plans to ensure that energy bills are set at the lowest possible price, ending the rip off of multiple tariffs.The plans announced this week will force energy suppliers to offer their customers the best deals, fulfilling the Prime Minister’s promise to take action to get people the lowest tariff possible.

Helping disabled people into work

The Government has announced more support for small businesses to pay for specialised equipment and cover the other costs facing disabled people in the workplace. Businesses with less than 49 employees will no longer pay towards these costs, saving them up to £2,300 for every employee who uses the Access to Work fund.