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Pupils in Wyre Forest will receive an extra £97 each from 2014/15

 

The Government has announced today that the least fairly funded schools in the country will benefit from a £390 million cash boost. Worcestershire will receive an increase in funding of £6.7 million.

 

What has Mark been up to in Wyre Forest?

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Mark Garnier is a constituency MP. While he spends what time he needs to in Parliament, constituents come first, so he's usually in Wyre Forest, listening to your views and concerns.

Click on the map to see where he has been and what he has been up to in Kidderminster, Stourport and the surrounding villages.

Mark holds regular surgeries, which you can find out about here.

 

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22nd July 2014

Pupils in Wyre Forest will receive an extra £97 each from 2014/15

 

The Government has announced today that the least fairly funded schools in the country will benefit from a £390 million cash boost. Worcestershire will receive an increase in funding of £6.7 million.

 

18th July 2014

Last week saw a day of industrial action mounted by a number of unions. Up to a million public sector workers would strike, against issues such as pay caps and changes to pension arrangements.

 

It is true that there have been pay caps and pension changes in the public sector. They have been brought about to tackle the crises that the government inherited in 2010, where we were having to borrow £1 for every £4 we spent on running the country. But four years later, after the economy has begun to recover it is fair that public sector workers ask why they still need to have pay caps imposed and pensions adjusted.

 

16th July 2014

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show a continued fall in unemployment in Wyre Forest.

 

The number of unemployed claimants in Wyre Forest in June was 1295 which represents 2.8% of the economically active population. This compares to 4.1% across the West Midlands and 3.3% nationally.

 

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