£1.57bn to support cultural recovery - how to apply

I am delighted that the Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden has announced more details of how organisations like theatres, cinemas, museums and grass roots music venues, including many in Thirsk and Malton, can access the generous funds set aside to reboot and protect the sector. 

Calling on businesses to support UK Internal Market

It’s very important that businesses across the constituency support the Government’s plans to ensure continued seamless internal trade within the UK after we have left the Transition Period at the end of December.

Fairer funding for North Yorkshire Schools

I am delighted that schools across Thirsk and Malton are to receive an above national average rise in extra funding for the year 2020-2021. They are to receive an additional 4.1%, compared to a national average of 3% which will bring the total spending across the constituency to £59,530,819.

£400,000 coronavirus cash boost for local councils

It’s very welcome news that Hambleton District Council is to receive a further £120,079 and Ryedale District Council an extra £82,872 from the Government to help pay for its response to coronavirus, as part of a £500 million package of additional support.

Trade and Agriculture Commission members appointed

I am delighted that the government has acted so swiftly to appoint members to the new Trade and Agriculture Commission which is to advise ministers on how to seize new export opportunities whilst ensuring animal welfare and environmental standards in food production are not undermined.

Further lifting of the lockdown

I am delighted that the government has announced another raft of new measures to loosen the lockdown which means more businesses can re-open across Thirsk and Malton and we can start to enjoy our sports facilities again.

July 11th – outdoor performing arts and outdoor pools