Member of Parliament for
Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme

Andrew Percy MP

World Entrepreneurs’ Day and New Campaign for 16-24 year olds

Today is World Entrepreneurs’ Day, which is an annual global celebration of entrepreneurs and their work.  As part of this year’s event, a new campaign (#GetBizzy) has been launched by Companies House to encourage 16 to 24 year olds to become the next generation of entrepreneurs. The aim of the campaign is to inform potential young entrepreneurs of who Companies House are, what they do and how their tools and resources can help.  Andrew adds, "Over the coming months, Companies House will...

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New 16-17 Rail Saver Card

The Government has launched a new rail saver card for 16-17 year olds. Andrew explains, "The new card will provide half-price travel and can be used on most rail travel, including peak and season tickets. It is estimated that it will save young people around £186 a year, allowing them to travel more affordably to college, sixth form, to an apprenticeship or work." You can pick up your card for £30 online from 9.00am on Tuesday 20 August and can then start using the discounted fares from Mond...

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Steel Works Update

There is positive news on the steel works front today with confirmation coming that the Government's Official Receiver has selected a preferred purchaser for the whole of the British Steel business. As residents will recall, this is something I and other MPs have repeatedly called for. We were very concerned that there might be attempts to cherry pick bits of the business.  ·   This is an important and positive step forward in securing a future for British Steel.  ·   More work will no...

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Keadby 2 Power Station – Recruitment Fair Next Week

As part of their local recruitment campaign for the Keadby 2 power station project, NRL are holding a recruitment fair on Thursday 22nd August at The Bath Halls in Scunthorpe. Andrew reports, "NRL is a technical engineering recruitment company who will provide technical recruitment expertise for the Keadby 2 project. They are working in partnership with Siemens and SSE to provide a one-stop-shop for recruitment on the project. "Next week’s recruitment fair will be an opportunity to receive a...

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Best Small Shops Competition 2019

Applications are now open for the annual Best Small Shops Competition. Andrew explains, "The competition was launched to promote small shops and the role they play in local communities. Entries can come from any independent retailer based in the UK, with the nominees judged on their shop's entrepreneurial activities, their impact within the community and innovation in their business.  "We have some fantastic small shops in our area so please encourage your local retailers to enter the UK Best...

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Apply for up to £5,000 for a Local Project

TransPennine Express have once again opened applications to local community groups for grants of up to £5,000. Andrew explains, "The TransPennine Express Transform Fund grants are aimed at projects that help tackle youth unemployment, promote social inclusion and/or improve the environment, and are local to the rail network." For full details, including how to apply, visit Read More →

West Park, Goole Nominated for Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park 2019

  West Park in Goole has been nominated for Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park 2019.   Andrew reports, “The UK’s Best Park Award recognises the role that parks play in our communities, supporting mental and physical health and bringing people together. A total of 364 public nominations for parks and green spaces across the UK have been made – and 30 of these are in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.”   You can show your support for West Park by voting online before Monday 19th Au...

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Pacer Train Competition

The Department for Transport are running a competition for community groups to win a Pacer train carriage for conversion into a public space, for whatever community use they can think of. Andrew explains, “With new and refurbished trains arriving across the Northern network, Pacer trains are being phased out after more than three decades of service. Although nobody in our area will miss the Pacers, this competition ensures that these old carriages can now serve communities in a new and innova...

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