|Reviewing the Budget plus local news & issues|
Putney MP Tony Colman keeps us up to date.....
The Budget 2005
This week has certainly been a busy one in Parliament. 16th March saw Gordon Brown’s Budget, which I think is good news for the people of Putney, Roehampton and Southfields.
Here is a brief run down of how the budget will benefit people in our area:
• Gordon Brown today announced that every pensioner household – 65 and over – paying council tax, would receive a council tax refund of £200. Together with the Winter Fuel Payment that means pensioners will receive £400 and those aged 80 or over will receive a total of £500 this year.
• The effective income tax rate for a family with two children earning 25,000 pounds a year will be just 6% and at 30,000 just 10%.
• Brown’s budget also outlined government plans to continue investing in Putney’s schools, skills, training and enterprise.
If you have any further questions about the Budget – or anything else, then please contact me, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone, 020 7219 2843.
Nationwide Awards for Voluntary Endeavour
I am giving my full support to the Nationwide Awards for Voluntary Endeavour. The Awards, organised by Nationwide Building Society in association with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Newspaper Society, are designed to reward and recognise local heroes whose voluntary work or community activity has made a real difference to peoples’ lives.
Anybody wishing to nominate someone can pick up a leaflet containing a nomination form from their local branch of Nationwide Building Society, or the local public library. Alternatively, on-line nominations can be made via, www.nationwide.co.uk/abou¬t¬_nationwide/community_relations/awards/nom_form.asp
A Brick in the Wall
You can contribute to the new Brewer Building at St. Mary’s Church, by purchasing a brick for £25, which will then have your name on it for posterity!
Remember, if you would like me to represent you in any way, you can call me on 020 7219 2843 or email me on email@example.com. This month my surgeries will be held on:
March 18, 2005