March 27, 2020

Information for Students during COVID-19 Outbreak

Cardiff University, Cardif Metropolitan University Students, as well as tenants of Liberty Living and Unite Students properties will be able to end their tenancy early without payment of fees if they choose not to return after the Easter Break. These providers now also have plans in place if you are still living there and you, or one of your flatmates …

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March 26, 2020

Home Office Visa Extensions Process During COVID-19 Outbreak

If you have immigration queries related to coronavirus, please email the dedicated Home Office Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. They have confirmed your email will receive a response within 5 working days. Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk. Your email must be in English. You can also call the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. If you’ve emailed the help centre already, they’ve asked to not also contact …

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March 24, 2020

Can your business help with the COVID-19 effort?

The UK Government has established a new email address to help collect and prioritise offers for help from businesses aside from the Call for Action on ventilators. A reminder that any additional offers for support should be sent to: Ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk. People will be directed towards a webform to fill in with the relevant information. You can also call 0300 456 …

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March 3, 2020

Fairtrade Foundation Parliamentary Reception

I was thrilled to be joined by other Members of Parliament and Peers, with the Fairtrade Foundation, in calling for urgent action to end the exploitation of women cocoa farmers. The reception marked the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight in parliament, on February 26th. The extent of the gender pay gap in the global chocolate industry is deeply concerning, with women …

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February 28, 2020

USW Celebration of Partnerships Event in Parliament

I was thrilled to attend an event on Wednesday, hosted by the University of South Wales to learn more about their fantastic partnerships with external organisations. The USW is one of three renowned Universities we have here in Cardiff Central. USW hosts 30,000 students from across 200 countries, and the University itself generates £1bn in gross value added to the …

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February 27, 2020

Re-elected Unopposed to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

I’m delighted to have been re-elected unopposed to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee for the Parliamentary term. Over the past two years, DCMS Committee work has been a big part of my Parliamentary work. Since initially joining the Committee in 2017, we’ve completed groundbreaking inquiries into topics such as Live Music, Online Harms, Immersive Technologies and …

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February 26, 2020

Justice Week 2020

It was a pleasure today to attend an event in Parliament to celebrate Justice Week 2020. Justice Week 2020 runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 February. The aim is to improve access to justice by boosting the profile of justice and the rule of law, placing them at the centre stage of public and political debate. As an ex-solicitor …

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February 14, 2020

❤️ Unions Week 2020

This week is Heart Unions Week. A week that highlights the good work that trade unions do every day to offer everyone a voice at work and a chance to tell the story about why unions are vital for everyone at work, and encourage people who aren’t yet in a union to join.  I am proud to be the the …

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February 11, 2020

Supporting the Axe the Reading Tax Campaign

Earlier today I met campaigners from the ‘Axe the Reading Tax’ campaign and signed the pledge in support of their campaign. The campaign is lobbying to remove the illogical levy of VAT (currently 20%) on digital publications including ebooks and audiobooks, which creates an unfair disparity in the way digital and printed books are taxed. The result is that people …

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