Welcome to the December 2013 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter.

Welcome

to the December edition of my e-newsletter. I always welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or to forward this newsletter to anyone else who you think might like to see it.

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Recent Activity

Attended the Remembrance Day parade through Bromsgrove town centre and the Remembrance Service held at St. John's Church to honour the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Laid a wreath at Bromsgrove's new Armed Forces memorial, while my wife, Laura, laid a wreath at the Burma Star memorial.

Attended the annual Bailiffs dinner, at Guesten Hall, Avoncroft, and made a speech on the history of trade in Bromsgrove.


Held my regular advice surgeries for constituents.

Visited Wythall Radio Club and met Graham Coomber, General Manager of the Radio Society of Great Britain, and Chris Rollinson, organiser of the event to mark 100 years of ‘ham radio’.

Attended the Fair Trade exhibition at the Artrix to celebrate Bromsgrove receiving Fair Trade Town Status.

Held a 'Street Surgery' in Bromsgrove High Street, along with local councillors James Brogan and Mike Webb.
 
Met media students and tutors from NEW College for an interview as part of a documentary on topical issues.  

Deputised for the Chancellor at ECOFIN in Brussels, a meeting of all the Finance Ministers from across the EU.  

Sajid in the Papers

Friday, 22 November 2013
The Government estimates its abolition of the schedule 19 stamp duty reserve tax on investment funds could boost retirement pots by 1.3 per cent.

Bromsgrove Rugby Club unveils new drainage system
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid added: “The enhancements made to BRC’s facilities are great news for the local community and will make sport in Bromsgrove even more accessible for children and adults alike.”
 
Thursday, 21 November 2013
"We are proud that Huawei is choosing to invest in the UK, benefitting not only from our innovative technology sector but also our world-leading financial services. This re-iterates Britain's position as a center for global finance, ideally placed for a global firm like Huawei to further its operations," said Sajid Javid ,MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
 
Monday, 11 November 2013
Mr Javid, who is the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said: “It should trouble every politician of any background and any party because you can never have enough of it. But the important thing is that this Government continues to puts its policies on education, on welfare, on the economy which are all helping to make our country more socially mobile.”
 
Monday, 11 November 2013
U.K. Treasury minister Sajid Javid knew how to personalize his new office after he was promoted last month. “I put up my own portrait of Margaret Thatcher,” Javid, 43, said in an interview in Parliament in London last week.
 
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Mr Javid added: "Their policy would actually cost the public finances more in lost VAT and corporation tax, meaning more borrowing and more debt - exactly what got us into a mess in the first place."
 
Friday, 8 November 2013
Financial secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid said the government is working to increase the number of SME’s competing for government contracts. “We are changing the way government does business to ensure that we are a good customer. We are creating an environment where firms feel better informed of opportunities, and where SMEs can be confident on competing on equal terms. We want to develop and manage our supply markets”.
 
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Also speaking at the event was financial secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid who said the government was committed to improving competition in the banking sector which is currently dominated by “the big six” banks RBS, Lloyds Banking Group, Santander, HSBC, Barclays and building society giant Nationwide.
 
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
“This is absolutely key to us,” Javid said in an interview with Bloomberg News on Nov. 5. The U.K. is pushing for “more competition and greater transparency on exchanges. A key part of that is not tolerating monopolistic practices by certain exchanges or clearinghouses.”
 
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Sajid Javid said, “I am delighted that the government is establishing this group. We are competing in a global race and it is crucial that we, as a country that is open for business, know what we need to do to take advantage of the Islamic finance opportunities that are out there.
 
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Treasury Minister Sajid Javid said he would speak to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after four MPs complained businesses in their constituencies were being penalised by rocketing interest rates and unfair charges if they wanted to pay off their loans early.

Sajid's Columns

Sajid has a column published fortnightly in the Bromsgrove Advertiser and monthly in the Bromsgrove Standard.

The most recent columns can be viewed by clicking on the links below (and the archive of past columns can be found online by clicking here):

Advertiser - Constituency Involvement, 16 October 2013
Advertiser - Bromsgrove Railway Station, 02 October 2013

Standard - Tackling Crime, 25 October 2013
StandardEconomy, 20 September 2013


Contents



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By email:
sajid.javid.mp@parliament.uk

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01527 872135

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