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

Andrew Percy MP

Pensions Cold-Calling Banned

From today, the Government has made pension cold-calling illegal, with fines of up to £500,000 for companies that break the rules. Andrew adds, "Cold-calling is one of the most common tactics used by fraudsters to commit pension fraud, with an average of £91,000 being stolen per victim. "If a cold-caller gets in touch with you about your pension, gather as much any information from them as you can, e.g., the company name or their phone number. This information can then be reported to the Inf...

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Meeting with Google

Andrew met with representatives of Google this morning to discuss the various programmes and initiatives they have set up to provide training in digital skills to both adults and young people.  Andrew reports, "This meeting followed on from hosting Google’s Digital Garage in Brigg last year. The Google Digital Garage toured the UK, visiting a number of market towns to provide free training in digital skills for local people and traders. I was delighted that we could bring this fantastic oppo...

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How To Get Your Home Winter Ready

Yorkshire Water provided Andrew with some useful information to share with constituents regarding how to get your home winter ready, please see below. “When a cold snap strikes, it can cause havoc for your pipes with the temperatures potentially freezing them up and cutting off your water supply. Any further changes in temperature can often result in pipework bursting causing mayhem in homes and roads.  Here are our simple tips to be prepared for cold weather: Spot the potential problem ar...

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Goole First Responder Scheme Needs You!

Last night, Andrew attended the Goole Community First Responder Scheme (CFR) meeting where he, and other first responders, received their latest update from Warren Bostock, Community Defibrillation Officer (North and East Yorkshire) from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). Andrew has been an active first responder for a number of years now, and was on duty over the busy Christmas period.   Following the CFR meeting, Andrew said “I was glad to attend our Goole Community First Responder ...

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Goole to Rawcliffe Cycle Path Update

Further to Andrew’s recent meeting in October with Cllr John Barrett, East Riding Council (ERYC) and the Canal and River Trust to discuss the Goole to Rawcliffe cycle path, please see this link, the Council’s funding bid for the path has been successful. Andrew reports, “I am delighted that ERYC have received £210,000 through the Government's Rural Development Programme for England growth programme to construct the path. ...

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NHS Winter Health Advice

With colder weather forecast for the beginning of the New Year, there is some useful advice on the NHS website for keeping warm and well. Andrew explains, "You can find tips on being prepared for winter weather, keeping your home warm, help with heating costs, protecting your health in the cold weather and looking in on vulnerable neighbours and relatives. " To find out more, please follow this link:

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Homestart Toy Donation

Before Christmas, Andrew arranged the donation of a number of toys for the local family support charity Homestart. As with his donation last year, this was in conjunction with the British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA), who provide toys to MPs over Christmas in order for them to make a donation to a local charity.  Andrew said, "My team and I were delighted to once again donate some toys for Christmas to the family support charity: Homestart, Goole. These toys are then delivered to local f...

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Siemens Rail Factory Site Visit

Andrew recently joined the Mayor of Goole, Cllr Richard Walker, and Finbarr Dowling of Siemens for a tour around the development site for the forthcoming Siemens rail factory. Andrew adds, "This visit was also an opportunity to welcome Finbarr’s appointment as the rail factory's Project Director. As I have mentioned previously, Finbarr Dowling led the development of the Siemens blade turbine factory in Hull, and has worked for Siemens for almost 30 years. I was delighted to welcome his offici...

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