Budget 2013

March 2013 Jamie Reed, Member of Parliament for Copeland, has responded to today’s budget. He said: “Today, the Chancellor delivered his fourth budget. After 3 years of failure, his tonic is more of the same.  There is no growth in the economy, no job creation and no end to the hard times in sight.  His plan … More Budget 2013

Apprenticeships in Copeland

March 2013Jamie Reed, Member of Parliament for Copeland, has today called on the Government to boost the number of apprenticeships in Copeland, by requiring firms winning public contracts worth over £1million to offer apprenticeship opportunities.Speaking in the Parliament, he said:“Under the last Labour Government, the number of apprenticeships in Copeland more than doubled. Apprenticeships are playing … More Apprenticeships in Copeland

Welfare Changes

March 2013Jamie Reed, Member of Parliament for Copeland, has called on the Government to do more to raise awareness of welfare changes.“In a few weeks, the Government will be giving a tax cut to millionaires while slashing the incomes of hardworking families. On the 1st of April, changes to the welfare system will leave many struggling … More Welfare Changes