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

Andrew Percy MP

Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which is an international day of commemoration in memory of victims of the Holocaust, will take place this week on Sunday 27th January.  A number of activities, commemorations, services, exhibitions and other events are taking place across the country this week to mark HMD. You can find a list of activities online here:  https://www.hmd.org.uk/take-part-in-holocaust-memorial-day/acti...

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‘Fire it Up’ Apprenticeships Campaign Launched Today

The Government is launching its ‘Fire it Up’ campaign today, to showcase the opportunities available to apprentices across all levels and sectors.  Andrew reports, "The aim of the Department for Education’s campaign it to raise awareness around the huge variety of apprenticeship options available for people of all ages and backgrounds and the positive impact they are having for both apprentices and employers. "90% of apprentices will get a job or go into further training after finishing...

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Veterans Mental Health Programme

Andrew recently welcomed an innovative mental health programme, developed in Canada, to Parliament. Andrew met with representatives of the Veterans Transition Network, developed by the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. The unique and innovative mental health programme supports veterans who are leaving the military as they transition into civilian life. The project has achieved important results in Canada where it is having a demonstrable impact, helping many veterans to...

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Brexit - What Next?

Following the vote on the Prime Minister's deal last night, Andrew has outlined his thoughts on what may happen next. "Nobody did more to campaign for us to Leave the EU in our area than I did. Not only did I get out on the streets with my team to campaign for a vote to Leave the EU, I also put my neck on the line in Parliament to secure us that referendum in the first place, often voting against my own side to get the people the say I felt we deserved on our membership of the EU.  "Last nigh...

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Competition for Young People - Win a Share of £50,000

The UK Space Agency has launched a competition for young people to present their ideas on how satellites could improve life on Earth. With a chance to win a share of £50,000, the competition aims to look for “innovative proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to benefit our economy, health or the environment.” Andrew adds, "Our space industry supports 38,000 jobs, along with generating around £14 billion in revenue – making it one of the fastest growing secto...

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NHS North Lincolnshire CCG Survey on Urgent Care

NHS North Lincolnshire CCG have launched a public engagement programme on urgent care services in North Lincolnshire ahead of the CCG’s plans for an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Scunthorpe General Hospital. Andrew says, “The CCG’s survey will seek views on urgent care, how people access it and people’s understanding of urgent care services across North Lincolnshire. It will run from January 9th - February 3rd, and can be completed online. There will also be hard copy versions for pa...

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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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