At 11pm tonight, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. This marks the start of a fresh chapter in our nation’s history, as we chart a new course in the World as an independent, self-governing nation.
Robert said: "Our 2019 Election Manifesto contained a welcome pledge to introduce a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for veterans, to remove the barriers that veterans face to employment after they have left military service and support their successful transition back into civilian life.
Military veterans will get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends, with a new railcard on sale from Armistice Day, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today (22 January 2020).
On Wednesday, Witney-based charity Open Doors UK launched their 2020 World Watch List Report, raising awareness of the persecution of Christians around the World. The event provided attendees with in-depth research and analysis into the 50 countries where Christians face the worst persecution.
Robert said: "A number of constituents have raised concerns with me about the potential impact of IR35 ‘Off-Payroll’ rule changes when applied to the private sector. I have made representations to Ministers to advance these concerns.
Robert said: "It's been devastating to see the serious bush fires in Australia - so it is welcome to hear Ministers confirm that the UK will offer our full support to our Australian friends - including looking at whether there is any aviation assistance we can supply."
Robert said: "During the first Business Questions of 2020 I took the opportunity to call for a debate on the Government's ambition to increase investment in rail infrastructure - ensuring that West Oxfordshire passengers benefit through upgrades to the Cotswold Line.