News https://www.greghands.com/news/feed en Greg asks about reducing the tax burden during questions to the Treasury https://www.greghands.com/news/greg-asks-about-reducing-tax-burden-during-questions-treasury <h3>Greg asks Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, about reducing the tax burden for hard-working families in the next Spending Review – an issue which the Conservatives have a strong track record on.</h3>&#13; &#13; <p><em>Hansard, 9 April 2019</em></p>&#13; &#13; <p> </p>&#13; &#13; <p><strong>Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham): </strong>What priority will the Chief Secretary to the Treasury give to reducing the tax burden in the coming spending review?</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:55:54 +0000 6462 at https://www.greghands.com Greg urges further Stamp Duty reform https://www.greghands.com/news/greg-urges-further-stamp-duty-reform <h2>Greg welcomes the recent First-Time Buyers relief helping people get onto the housing ladder, but urges further reform in order to protect revenue, grow social mobility and improve levels of housing market activity.</h2>&#13; &#13; <p><em>Hansard, 9 April 2019</em></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:05:00 +0000 6461 at https://www.greghands.com Greg raises plight of Chelsea and Fulham car theft victims https://www.greghands.com/news/greg-raises-plight-chelsea-and-fulham-car-theft-victims <p><strong>Hansard, 1st April 2019</strong><br /><br /></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 18:53:00 +0000 6459 at https://www.greghands.com Hands outlines the pitfalls of remaining in a Customs Union https://www.greghands.com/news/hands-outlines-pitfalls-remaining-customs-union-0 <p><u><strong>Hansard, 1st April 2019, <em>EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)</em></strong></u></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:55:59 +0000 6452 at https://www.greghands.com Five main reasons why an EU Customs Union would be the worst choice of all https://www.greghands.com/news/five-main-reasons-why-eu-customs-union-would-be-worst-choice-all <h3><strong>Five main reasons why an EU Customs Union would be the worst choice of all</strong></h3>&#13; &#13; <p><em>By Greg Hands MP, former Minister for Trade Policy, 31.03.2019</em></p>&#13; &#13; <p> </p>&#13; &#13; <p><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p>&#13; &#13; <p>In the pages that follow I explain why staying in the EU’s Customs Union, while outside of the EU and without a seat at the table, would be one of the worst Brexit options.</p> Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:51:00 +0000 6438 at https://www.greghands.com Greg speaking out against Labour's policy of remaining in a Customs Union https://www.greghands.com/news/greg-speaking-out-against-labours-policy-remaining-customs-union <p><strong>Hansard, 27 March 2019, <em>EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions)</em></strong></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:49:54 +0000 6435 at https://www.greghands.com Why a customs union is the wrong choice for MPs https://www.greghands.com/news/why-customs-union-wrong-choice-mps <h3>Why a customs union is the wrong choice for MPs</h3>&#13; &#13; <p><em>The Times, 27 March 2019</em></p>&#13; &#13; <p>It is March 2021, and the UK has been in a permanent customs union with the EU since the House of Commons made the fateful decision on March 26, 2019 that this was the best future Brexit relationship.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:00:25 +0000 6463 at https://www.greghands.com Greg responds to Heathrow's consultation https://www.greghands.com/news/greg-responds-heathrows-consultation <p><strong><u>Greg Hands MP responds to Heathrow's consultation </u></strong></p>&#13; &#13; <p><em>Many readers will be aware of Heathrow's consultation on Airspace and Future Operations, which closed on 4 March, and of Greg's long-standing opposition to expansion. His response can be read below. Sign up to Greg's Heathrow updates <a href="http://eepurl.com/ghgZOz">here</a>.</em></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:00:13 +0000 6425 at https://www.greghands.com Hands urges Stamp Duty reform during Treasury’s Spring Statement https://www.greghands.com/news/hands-urges-stamp-duty-reform-during-treasurys-spring-statement <p>The MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, last week raised the issue of punitive rates of stamp duty and urged Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to consider reform.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:35:59 +0000 6424 at https://www.greghands.com Update on Greg's public meeting with Heathrow https://www.greghands.com/news/update-gregs-public-meeting-heathrow <p>On 7th February, I chaired a lively Q&amp;A on Heathrow expansion and their latest consultation with over 140 attendees at All Saints Church Hall, Fulham. I was pleased to see so many constituents present, particularly as this is an issue I care deeply about: indeed, an issue I resigned from Government over, so I could vote against proposals for a third runway.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 17:46:34 +0000 6404 at https://www.greghands.com