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

Andrew Percy MP

This is Engineering Campaign

The Royal Academy of Engineering and EngineeringUK have informed Andrew of the second season of their This is Engineering campaign. This is Engineering comes as part of the Government's wider Year of Engineering campaign, which seeks to encourage more young people to study STEM subjects and pursue careers in engineering.  Andrew adds, "The This is Engineering campaign's first season films were launched in January and were viewed more than 16 million times. The inspiring films depict the stori...

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Be #ScamSmart – Avoid Pension Scams

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have jointly launched a campaign to raise awareness of pension scams.  On average, victims of pension scams lose around £91,000, often after being scammed by a cold caller. Scammers are very ruthless and go to great lengths to appear legitimate.  Some warning signs of scams include: • unexpected offers • promises of high / guaranteed returns • free pension reviews • accessing pension before age 55 • time p...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of the worldwide Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign.  Every October, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer charities raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research through a number of events, activities and campaigns. Moreover, Breast Cancer Now's most prominent awareness day, wear it pink day, will take place on 19 October 2018. Andrew adds, "In the UK, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – making it the most...

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Community Partnering Fund – Grant Applications Now Open

The Community Partnering Fund is now open to applications. The scheme was launched by the Northern Powergrid, Northern Gas Networks and Leeds Community Foundation, and is open to community groups and local charities in the north of England to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. The scheme seeks applications which address the following objectives: •             Alleviating hardship associated with fuel poverty and promoting innovative energy-related environmental imp...

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Home Library Service in North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council provides a free library service to those who are unable to visit a library in person due to illness or injury. Those who are eligible can be supplied with: books in regular or large print, talking books on compact disc or MP3 Playaway, regular visits by trained volunteers at least once a month, the full range of literature and information available at the region's libraries, longer loan periods and no charges. You can apply for this service online here: Read More →

Free UK Parliament Training Opportunity for Teachers

I have been informed by Parliament’s Education and Engagement team of the following opportunity for teachers in our area. As part of the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme the Education and Engagement Service will be hosting the next residential Teachers’ Institute 21 - 23 January 2019. Teachers will experience Parliament first hand, and then return to their schools to support und...

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World Alzheimer's Day - Unite Against Dementia

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, which is an opportunity to raise awareness about dementia annually on the 21st September. Andrew says, “There are around 850,000 people suffering dementia in the UK and nearly 50 million people worldwide. This makes World Alzheimer’s Day an ideal opportunity to raise awareness, highlight the personal stories of those living with dementia and to look at ways to tackle the issue.” To find out more, or get involved yourself, please follow this link:  Read More →

Andrew Meets New Academy Principal

Andrew visited Goole Academy recently to meet with the school's new Principal, Julian Harrison. The pair toured the school and caught up on recent changes at the school since it joined the Delta Academy family of schools.  Andrew reports, "It was great to meet Julian who I hope will be able to add a period of stability to the school. Julian assured me of his enthusiasm for Goole and talked me through some of the very significant changes that have already started. Delta have an excellent record...

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