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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Times Red Box article with Nigel Adams MP: Great British Railways should say Yes to York

Times Red Box article with Nigel Adams MP: Great British Railways should say Yes to York

This government is delivering on its commitment to level up regions such as ours. Yorkshire’s economy already has world-leading industry and a population of entrepreneurs and grafters. Yet too many of our communities punch beneath their weight and deprivation is higher than in the South. If levelling-up means anything, it is the mission to unlock

York Press column: How the Queen’s Speech can level-up York

With nearly forty bills that will deliver on some of the Conservative Party’s biggest...

Julian tests out new electric Royal Mail vehicles at Huntington

Yesterday Julian visited the Birch Park delivery office in Huntington to check out the...

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech but cautions that more needs to be done to protect living standards

Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech, read in Parliament yesterday by Prince Charles, which...

Julian reacts to Autumn Statement

January 8, 2013

Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Autumn Statement outlining the Government’s economic plans for the months ahead.

Julian was delighted that the Chancellor has announced that York will be one of twelve smaller cities that will benefit from £50 million funding for ultrafast broadband in addition to the funding already received for broadband expansion which is something Julian has campaigned on.

Speaking following the Autumn Statement, Julian said: “The ultra-fast broadband announcement for York is great news for our city which will provide a real boost for inward investment as well as helping small and medium sized businesses to grow. Alongside the expansion of super-fast broadband across North Yorkshire and York, this shows that the Government is providing real investment for our area on infrastructure that will make a real difference to people’s quality of life.

More generally, I am also delighted this Government has taken further measures to help with the everyday cost of living by scrapping the January fuel duty increase altogether and further increasing the personal tax allowance next April.”

Julian was also pleased that the Chancellor recognised his work on empty property rates in the Statement and the impact they have on businesses. Speaking in the House of Commons to the Chancellor, Julian  said: “I congratulate my Right Honourable Friend on his statement today and thank him for the consideration he has given to our report on empty property rates. The move to give new build commercial properties and exemption from empty property rates will be a very welcome boost to the economy and will be much welcomed within the industry, but could I also ask the Chancellor keeps the wider issue of empty property rates on existing buildings under review.”