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

Andrew Percy MP

Keeping Safe During Severe Weather

With the recent severe weather in our area and throughout the country, we thought it would be useful to once again share the below advice and tips on keeping warm during these cold spells. The NHS website has a very informative leaflet which can be accessed online: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/653267/Keep_Warm_Keep_Well_2017.pdf ...

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Cold Weather Payments

Andrew received an email alert to inform him that Cold Weather Payments have been triggered in the Brigg and Goole constituency. Andrew said, "The payments are made to certain pensioners and recipients of selected benefits and the alerts are triggered when the average temperature at a specified weather station is recorded as, or forecast to be, 0°C or below for seven consecutive days." This alert was triggered on the 24/2/2018 for the period 24/2/2018 to 2/3/2018. £25 will be automatically pa...

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Organ Donation Bill Debate

On Friday, Andrew attended the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill debate to provide his support for an organ donation opt-out system. Andrew said, "I usually spend Friday’s in meetings and visits across the constituency; however, I decided to remain in Parliament in order to contribute towards this important debate. "I support an opt-out system to ensure that more people on the organ donor waiting list can receive a potential life-saving organ donation. I was happy to see that the bill rec...

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Meeting with Canadian Business Delegation

Following a number of recent meetings and engagements relating to his Trade Envoy to Canada role, Andrew met this week with a delegation representing the business and insurance sectors from Canada. Following the meeting, Andrew said, "I had a great roundtable discussion earlier this week with representatives from the Canadian Insurance and Banking sectors and the Chambers of Commerce from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. "The Canadian delegation is in the UK this week for meetings with government ...

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Safe Place Scheme - Keep Safe in Your Community

The Safe Place scheme is designed to help vulnerable people stay safe when they leave their house. The scheme applies to people who have learning disabilities or difficulties, suffer from dementia or those who require support or assistance whilst in public. Moreover, the scheme can also be used by those who are just feeling vulnerable, confused or lost when out and about. Designated safe places have a ‘safe place’ sticker on display. If you feel afraid, lost, or are being harassed while ou...

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The Herbert Protocol - Safe and Found

Humberside Police have adopted the Herbert Protocol, which is a national scheme that encourages those who take care of vulnerable people to complete a form that contains information about the person in the event that they go missing. Andrew explains, "If you are a carer, family member, or even a friend or neighbour, of someone who is elderly, has dementia or other mental health issues, you can complete a form which includes that person’s vital information, along with a photo, which will then ...

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Government’s Tax-Free Childcare Scheme Now Open to all Eligible Families

Andrew is encouraging eligible families to make an application for help towards childcare costs. From the 14th February, the Government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme has opened to all the remaining eligible families. Andrew says, "The Conservative Government launched the scheme in April last year. The application process is quick and easy, and will help parents save thousands towards the cost of childcare each year." Below is some further information from the GOV.UK website on how the scheme wor...

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The UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

Local schools can apply to take part in the UK’s largest youth model rocket competition – The UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC). Schools can register now for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid-trip to 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. UKRoC involves the design, build and launch of a model rocket with the aim of ensuring the passenger - two raw eggs - remain intact throughout the launch and landing. The rocket must reach 800 feet with specific target flight duration of 41-43 seco...

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