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Government support for Cornwall Air Ambulance

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 06:24

The Chancellor has announced £36,000 of Libor funding for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

George Eustice welcomes Autumn Budget

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 06:19

The Autumn Budget included good news for Cornwall. Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975, and here in Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, unemployment has almost halved since 2010. The National Living Wage is up by 4.4 percent, and more people on low incomes have been taken out of tax altogether.

The Government is also abolishing Stamp Duty for first time buyers, and local businesses will benefit from a business rates package.

George prepares for half marathon in aid of Carn Brea Leisure Centre

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 18:52

George Eustice MP is preparing to run a half marathon in November to raise vital funds for Carn Brea Leisure Centre.

The management team at Carn Brea has secured funding from Sport England to refurbish the pool and deliver other maintenance and improvements. Work has already started, and will ensure that facilities are sustained for existing users as well as the next generation of swimmers. However, Carn Brea needs to fundraise the rest of the money required to complete the project.

George Eustice wears it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 16:33

George Eustice MP is encouraging people to join him, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser. Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, Wear it Pink, will see thousands of people across the UK add a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

The event is in its sixteenth year, and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:26

The problems at Treliske were laid bare this week in a concerning report by the Care Quality Commission that highlighted a long list of failures. The hospital has been rated as "inadequate" with surgery, maternity and gynaecology, end of life and outpatient services also rated as inadequate. As a result, we have seen the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust being placed into special measures.

An update on Brexit

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 16:32

It is now six months since Parliament took the momentous decision to trigger Article 50 and give formal notice that the UK will be leaving the European Union and becoming an independent, self-governing country again. Some progress has been made in the formal negotiations that have followed. The needs of Ireland, which shares a land border with the UK and incredibly close trading relations, has been recognised and it has been agreed that there should not be a hard border.

Michael Gove visits Cornwall

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 14:15

George Eustice recently welcomed Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to Cornwall. It was a busy and varied day, and one of the highlights was a visit to Duchy College at Rosewarne. A variety of topics were discussed, including protection for Cornish foods, such as the pasty, post-Brexit.

Meeting with representatives from Real del Monte

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:02

This week, George has welcomed representatives from the town of Real del Monte, Mexico, to Westminster.  Real del Monte is twinned with Redruth. The group enjoyed a tour of Parliament before they travelled to Cornwall in time for the annual Redruth pasty festival.

George Eustice welcomes new employment figures

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 13:37

George Eustice has welcomed figures released by the ONS showing that more people are in work than ever before. Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1975. Over 3 million more people are now in work since 2010.

Here in Camborne and Redruth, the number of unemployed claimants is below the UK average and it has nearly halved since 2010 (from 3.8% of the economically active population to 2.2%).