Increases in the global price of gas have seen energy bills rising. Next month, Ofgem will announce the new Energy Price Cap for April 2022 onwards. According to some estimates, bills could rise by 46 per cent. 

 

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I pressed the Chief Executive of the NHS about the booster jab rollout.

I also asked when the Government informed the NHS about Sunday’s announcement. See the video above. 

If you haven’t booked your booster, please do so now by clicking here.

You can also volunteer to help with the booster jab rollout. See here for further information. 

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In September 2019, the Government announced a review on support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The publication of this review has now been delayed for a third time.

I pressed the most senior civil servant at the Department for Education on when families and schools can expect to see the review published. As you can see, the permanent secretary was unable to give me a clear publication date.

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The Home Office is failing the Windrush generation all over again with the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

Some affected individuals were approaching the end of their lifetimes as this tragedy befell them. Some have died without ever seeing justice.

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Today I publish my Annual Report as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. 

This report is published 12 months in which Whitehall has been tasked with addressing the most significant strategic issues the UK has been presented with in several generations. 

Read the report in full by clicking the pdf link below. 

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Today at the Public Accounts Committee, I questioned the most senior civil servant at the Treasury about Greensill and lobbying.

See here to watch the hearing in full 

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At 2:30pm today, I'll be questioning officials in charge of the UK's vaccine rollout.

 

I'll be asking about the Government’s approach in securing potential vaccines, updates on progress, and challenging officials on the early stages of the rollout.

 

Watch the Public Accounts Committee hearing live here

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I challenged the top civil servant at the Department for Education over the plans for schools returning in January.

I was astounded that the day before schools broke up for the holiday, the most senior education civil servant could not reveal any details whatsoever as no decision had yet been taken. 

The Government’s now rushed out further details, but schools have had no time to prepare. This is not good enough. I’ll continuing making the point to ministers and pressing the Government to involve school representatives in these decisions.

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Tomorrow at 10am, I'll be questioning officials from the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, UNISON, and Care England on how effective the Government was in supplying their frontline health and social care workers at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Watch the full hearing from 10am by clicking here

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