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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Minster FM announcement

Minster FM announcement

I am saddened by the announcement that Minster FM is to be absorbed into ‘Greatest Hits Radio North Yorkshire’ after acquisition by Bauer Media, and fear this means the loss of a distinctive local institution. I have always enjoyed my appearances on Minster, and believe it has made a valuable contribution to the cultural life

York Press column – York’s route out of lockdown

As summer approaches, I know many residents will feel some frustration at the grinding...

Julian joins forces with City of York Council in a bid to secure Haxby station funding

Julian has thrown his weight behind City of York Council’s bid to the Government’s...

BBC Radio 4 – Farming Today

Julian appeared on this morning’s edition of Farming Today on Radio 4 to talk...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

March 25, 2020

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask that the self-employed are given Government backed support that is comparable to that already announced for businesses and employees.

Under the measures currently announced, the self-employed will benefit from Employment Support Allowance being made available from Day 1 and the removal of the minimum income floor for eligibility for Universal Credit.

However, there are concerns that these measures will only provide a safety net for the self-employed whilst not adequately compensating them for loss of income. This is forcing many self-employed people to choose between their livelihoods and putting in place effective social distancing measures.

Julian is hopeful that the Government intends to make further announcements in this area later this week, but is concerned that further delay only adds to the current uncertainty.