Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

News

Proposed Reforms in Health and Social Care

Recently, the Prime Minister set out a responsible, fair, and necessary plan to tackle the Covid-19 backlogs, reform adult social care, and bring the health and social care system closer together on a long term, sustainable footing.  Currently, families in Norwich North live with the fear of...

Universal Credit uplift

As you many of you will be aware, the £20 uplift to Universal Credit (UC) was announced by the Chancellor as a temporary measure in March 2020 to support those likely to be facing the most financial disruption during the pandemic.  I do think it has been clear all along that it was tempor...

Expansion of the National Tutoring Programme

Today the Government have announced a major expansion of the National Tutoring Programme, backed by £1 billion, to provide high quality catch-up tutoring to 6 million students over the next three years to help students recover lost learning and fulfil their potential.   It is importan...

Affordable Homes Programme

The Government has announced a new Affordable Homes Programme which will help thousands of people onto the housing ladder. £8.6 billion has been allocated for affordable homes across the country which will deliver around 119,000 homes, including 57,000 for ownership, 29,600 for social r...

Norwich North Vaccine Update

A total of 127,531 COVID vaccine doses have been given in Norwich North, including 2,127 in the last week! Thanks to the success of the historic vaccination programme, the Government has been able to press ahead with the end of the roadmap and the easing of legal restrictions. But it...

Back to School

Today the Government has launched their back to school campaign, giving students and staff the confidence to look forward to a more normal school year as we build back better. The return to school is a huge moment for students and staff - and it is right to make sure their full focus is on learni...

£50 million for T Levels

Today the Government have announced £50 million for T Levels across England to improve and expand teaching space – helping students fulfil their potential and progress into well paid jobs. T Levels provide young people with high-quality technical equivalents to A Levels that are recog...

Reforms to the Criminal Justice System for Rape

I am saddened to see that brave victims who come forward to report crimes are too often let down by the criminal justice system. Too many victims of rape and sexual violence have been denied the justice they deserve as a result of systemic failings. That is why I am glad the Government have now p...

Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Last month, following my roundtable discussion with schools in Norwich North, I wrote to the Secretary of State for Education regarding a number of issues, one of which was asking what the Government are doing to ensure mental health support for young people. I know how incredibly important it is...

Afghanistan

Like everyone, I have been deeply concerned by the events in Afghanistan over the last few days. I welcome that the Prime Minister has recalled Parliament to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.   We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have worked with the United Kingdom to ...

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