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Greg Hands calls for local volunteers to help the Doorstep Library

Chelsea and Fulham MP, Greg Hands, is calling on local residents to get involved in an educational project which brings reading to disadvantaged children and families in the area. Greg met this week the organisers of the Doorstep Library Network (DLN), which endeavours to bring the joy of reading into the homes of low income families, through a team of volunteers visiting families on housing estates. DLN makes weekly visits into the homes of Hammersmith & Fulham's more disadvantaged families, where books are sometimes absent and reading for pleasure is not always done. They read stories with the children, lend books and befriend the families.  This week Greg met with the DNL to learn about their recent progress and support their continued expansion.

Greg Hands accuses Tube strikers of ‘economic sabotage’

Following London facing two days of disruption on the Underground network, Chelsea and Fulham MP, Greg Hands, has come out in support of fellow commuters, and accused the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union of 'holding Londoners to ransom' with their strike 

Greg Hands welcomes George Osborne’s Pensions Revolution

Greg Hands MP has welcomed measures in the Budget that will help Chelsea and Fulham residents who work hard and save for their retirement. The Budget was voted through by the House of Commons on 25th March 2014, and contained far-reaching reforms to give people more freedom over their pension pots. The Budget also included the creation of a new pensioner bond to help deliver financial security for pensioners.

Greg Hands welcomes new measures to help savers in Chelsea and Fulham

Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has welcomed dramatic new help announced in the Budget for savers. The Budget will help those wanting to save for a home, save for their family or save for their retirement by making ISAs simpler and abolishing the 10p starting rate of tax for savings.

Greg Hands MP celebrates cut to APD for Commonwealth and other long-haul passengers, following long campaign for reform

Long-distance air passengers received good news in this week’s Budget, as major reforms and reductions to Air Passenger Duty (APD) were announced by the Chancellor. Local MP for Chelsea and Fulham Greg Hands, who has campaigned to reform APD for many years, has celebrated the news that from next year all long haul flights will carry the same lower band B tax rate that passengers currently pay to fly to the United States.