I firmly oppose the withdrawal of free ATM services.
This issue of ATMs has two distinctive problems. The first is that free ATMs are valuable for local businesses and independent shops as a means of driving footfall through their premises and increasing passing trade.Read more
It is important to ensure that local pubs are able to survive and thrive at what is a difficult time for the industry. The Labour Party has previously supported steps to relieve the tax burden on local pubs, such as through supporting the scrapping of the beer duty escalator.Read more
The use of unpaid trial shifts by large companies is a practice that is open to exploitation by unscrupulous employers. These trials are particularly used to employ young people who can feel pressured into accepting these kinds of practices.Read more
The Trade Union Act is a transparent attempt by the Conservative Government to undermine the trade union movement and, by extension, hard-won workers’ rights. I voted against this Act at every stage of its progression through Parliament and believe it should be repealed when Labour is next in government.
It is incredibly important that everyone has access to decent mobile phone coverage at competitive prices wherever they live in the country. I am concerned about the possibility of one single company owning a large share of the mobile phone spectrums, thus reducing competition in the market. There needs to be sufficient competition in this industry to ensure competitive pricing.Read more