Good news this week with the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine.
But there's still a long way between the approval of a vaccine and its roll-out, with plenty of logistical challenges. I'll continue pressing the Government to ensure it gets this right and, crucially, provides more detail about the logistics so we can all plan ahead.
This week the Public Accounts Committee investigated the Government’s climate plans. But three years on from this Government announcing its ambitious climate plans, there's still no Environment Act to enshrine it in law. This is not good enough. The climate emergency demands urgency. I'll keep challenging the Government to step up and act.
And this Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Hackney is lucky – we are rich with diverse, independent, local businesses. Many have been left struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. They need our support now.
One way is to use this interactive small business finder tool here to locate your nearest independent small business. If you can, please support them and spend your money locally.