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Michael Gove welcomes new steps to control immigration

Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath, has welcomed new steps set out by the Prime Minister to ensure we have an immigration system that favours people who work hard and want to get on in life. Tough reforms of all the routes of immigration to the UK have already been implemented by the Conservatives and have seen net immigration fall by almost a third since the last general election.

Budget beer cut helps 6,962 pubs in South East

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has scrapped Labour’s plans to increase beer duty in today’s Budget, and instead cut it by a penny, meaning beer will be 1p per pint cheaper after Sunday night – 4p per pint cheaper than it would have been under Labour.

Landmark step in childcare support for parents

Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath, has today welcomed the landmark announcement to introduce tax-free childcare which, when fully implemented, will be worth up to £1,200 every year, for each child under age 12 and could benefit 2.5 million families.

Michael Gove welcomes clearer information on local crimes

Michael Gove has welcomed news that the public will get a clearer picture of how police are tackling crime with the introduction of more detailed crime categories. Under the current system, 70 per cent of crimes are recorded as ‘undetected’, leaving victims and the public concerned that nothing has been done by police.

Call to celebrate International Women’s Day

Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath, has today called on households, businesses, and organisations across Surrey Heath to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

Government triples Prompt Payment pledges in drive to support small businesses

Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath, has today welcomed the news that in just four months the number of FTSE 350 firms signing up to the Prompt Payment Code has tripled. There are now 126 FTSE 350 firms signed up to the Code, with 94 new firms since November last year.  Three quarters of FTSE 100 companies have signed, or are in the process of signing, the Code.