Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

News

Thousands more adults set to benefit from new technical skills

Thousands of adults will be offered free training in sought-after STEM subjects, the Government have announced today, building on the Prime Minister’s pledge to level up and get more people into higher wage, higher skilled jobs. The Prime Minister's Plan for Jobs is working, with unempl...

Free prescriptions

In England there is an extensive list of conditions which are exempt from prescription charges. There are also exemptions for people on certain benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme. Through this system of exemptions overall eighty nine percent of prescriptions are dispensed without charg...

Universal Credit Temporary Uplift

A number of constituents have contacted me regarding the temporary £20 Universal Credit uplift. I do appreciate the seriousness of this issue for some of my constituents and I'm grateful to those who have contacted me to let me know that it affects them.   As people are aware, t...

E-Scooter Survey

The Department for Transport launched e-scooter trials in July 2020, which has allowed people to test the benefits of -scooters on  roads, cycle lanes and tracks.   As you may be aware, e-scooter trials will be running until 31st March 2022. The trial will provide evidence ...

Booster jabs and Vaccine donations

A number of constituents have contacted me about donating vaccines and booster jabs, and so I wanted to post an update here. I would firstly like constituents to be assured that anyone accepting a booster jab, if they wish to do so, would not be having a jab at the direct expense of a vaccin...

Channel Crossings

A number of constituents have contacted me about channel crossing, and so I wanted to post some information about it here. This is an extremely emotive and complex issue and one the Government has given a lot of thought to. The Channel is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world and it is n...

Extension of Plan for Jobs measures

Earlier this week, the Chancellor announced that the Government are extending many of the Plan for Jobs measures and introducing new policies to support those in and out of work. Over a year ago, the Government launched their Plan for Jobs, an ambitious plan to help people back into work, ea...

Better Buses

Ensuring that we have the transport we need in Norwich is one of my priorities for constituents. Everyone deserves to have access to cheap, quick and reliable bus journeys. I am pleased that the Government has made better buses a central focus for levelling up and building back after the pandemic...

Vaccine Roll out in Schools

Almost three million children aged 12-15 years are eligible for one dose of the Pfizer vaccine following the government’s acceptance of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ recommendation. Vaccinating children should help reduce the need for children to have time off school and reduce the risk...

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