Welcome to the August 2016 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter.


to the August edition of my e-Newsletter.

This month, I'd like to begin with a tribute to David Cameron. I'm enormously proud to have served in the Cabinet under his leadership.

I'd also like to welcome our long-serving Home Secretary, Theresa May as the new Prime Minister. I was honoured when the new leader asked me to serve as the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and delighted to accept the position.

Like any new job, there's new relationships to form and lots of goals to achieve. It's only due to the faith from the people of Bromsgrove that I have this opportunity - representing my constituents is always my priority.

I'd also like to thank Cllr Margaret Sherrey for all her work for Bromsgrove as Leader of the District Council, and welcome the new Leader, Cllr Geoff Denaro.

Enjoy the summer weather and good luck to all students waiting for results!

It's important for me to hear your comments, thoughts, and feedback, so please don't hesitate to contact me. 
Recent Activity

Attended the launch of the Creative Industries Council's revised strategy in Parliament. From Bromsgrove to across the country, we are renowned for our creative industries - I want this sector to continue to flourish.

Held meeting in Stoke Prior for local residents to discuss any concerns.

Had productive discussions with Australian Trade Minister, Steven Ciobo. It's important for our countries to maintain close trade ties. 

Honoured to congratulate Royal Mail on their 500th anniversary. 

Had a constructive talks with New Zealand Trade Minister, Todd McClay. I'm looking forward to seeing our working relationship continue.

Had a good discussion with US Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker. It's important to build on and deepen our trade and investment relationship.

Great to meet the expanding local company First Service Frozen Foods today. Keep going!

Chaired an important first Inter-Ministerial Group on business engagement - hearing priorities from all sectors following the EU Referendum. 

Travelled to India to meet with Tata Steel in Mumbai. Government will continue to provide all the support it can.

Had encouraging talks with Indian Commerce Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman to further build on UK-India trade.

Met with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for talks on trade and investment - the bond between our countries stronger than ever.

A sad loss for Bromsgrove with the passing of Sir Geoffrey Hill, one of the UK's greatest writers and Bromsgrove Sporting Chairman, Jon Prescott. My thoughts are with their friends and family. Rest in peace.

Held a constructive meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, to discuss strengthening UK-New Zealand trade relations and new business opportunities. 

Also had a good discussion with Japan's Trade Minister Hayashi. Strengthening global trade relationships is important to support UK growth.

I welcome the commitment by Siemens to work with government to secure a bright future for UK manufacturing.

Attended David Cameron's last PMQ's, an emotional affair, he will be missed by all.

Delighted to address my new Department as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Great to see first-hand how the £6 million government loan is helping get homes built in Brentford Lock.

Pleased to visit The Basement Project and support the incredible work it does to fight homelessness.

Pleased to attend a Sikh Council UK event in Parliament to celebrate the contribution of British Sikhs to society. 

Had a great roundtable with members of the Home Builders Federation to discuss future of house building and help for aspiring homeowners. 

Visited POSK London - we must remain united and stand up against xenephobia; it has no place in our society. 

Great to see work on the Bromsgrove Waitrose is underway!

Held a very helpful meeting with Severn Trent Water to discuss issues raised by constituents and Birmingham Resilience Project. I also raised water supply issues being experienced by constituents in Rubery and it was all back to normal within a few hours.

It was great to meet the Planning Inspectorate planning team in Bristol, especially since permissions for new homes are at a record high!

Had the privilege of opening the summer fête at Grosvenor House Nursing Home in Alvechurch. Lovely residents and fun for whole family!

Delighted to hear that Bromsgrove was recently recognised as having the highest number of start-up companies outside of London. For every 1,000 residents, 29 have set up their own businesses. Bromsgrove is clearly a top place to do business!

Finally, I am pleased that the unemployment rate in the UK is at the lowest in over a decade, and proud that in Bromsgrove unemployment remains low at just 1% and youth unemployment is down by 71.8% since 2010. We're delivering on our promise to help people get on in life. 

Sajid in the Papers

Conservative Party Leadership Contest
Friday, 1 July, 2016
This week I announced my role in the Conservative Party Leadership contest.

Business Secretary calls on industry to help shape UK’s future trade map
Sunday, 3 July, 2016
A letter outlining action already taken by government to engage businesses and planned next steps, following last week’s referendum outcome, has been sent today (3 July 2016) to over 100 of the largest businesses and trade organisations in the UK.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid leading Midlands Engine trade trip to America
Monday, 4 July, 2016
Business secretary Sajid Javid is set to lead a regional trade delegation to North America in September under the new Midlands Engine initiative it has been revealed.

Non-EU countries queue up to strike trade deals with Britain despite Brexit vote
Monday, 4 July, 2016
American politicians realise the importance of an agreement and Business Secretary Sajid Javid says we are set for immediate discussions with Australia and South Korea.

Dr Hermann Hauser awarded honorary KBE
Tuesday, 5 July, 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid, has bestowed an honorary KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) on Dr Hermann Hauser in recognition of his valuable services to engineering and industry.

My economic plan for Britain after Brexit
Tuesday, 5 July, 2016
Choosing to leave the EU is the biggest, most far-reaching political decision of my lifetime. It’s a decision many disagreed with, but it’s been made and I respect that. There is no going back. 

Sajid Javid heads to India to try to kick-start Tata Steel sale
Wednesday, 6 July, 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid is to fly to Mumbai for talks with executives at Tata, in an attempt to get the stalled sale of the company’s UK steel business back on track.

Government gives UK businesses £57m boost to bring ideas to market
Thursday, 7 July, 2016
A new funding boost of £57.5 million was announced for the UK’s energy and infrastructure, biomedical and quantum technology sectors by Business Secretary Sajid Javid at the first inter-ministerial group on business engagement.

Sajid Javid to start round the world trade tour to secure British deals
Friday, 8 July, 2016
The Business Secretary begins a round the world tour of Britain’s key trading partners today , as he flies to India with a view to forging new links across the globe after the EU referendum.

Business Secretary to launch preliminary trade talks with India
Friday, 8 July, 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid to start preliminary trade talks with India during a series of discussions in Delhi.

New aerospace technologies to get £365 million funding
Tuesday, 12 July, 2016
Business Secretary announces government and industry commitment to provide almost £365 million of funding for new aerospace technologies.

New measures to help Britain lead the way in developing driverless technology
Monday, 11 July, 2016
A major consultation to help pave the way for automated cars to be used on British roads is being launched, with all drivers invited to have their say.

My Plan for Bromsgrove and for Britain
Wednesday, 13 July, 2016
Bromsgrove is home to many brilliant businesses who I work hard in Government to help thrive – whether through cutting red tape, strengthening apprenticeships or helping to export.

New ministerial appointment July 2016: Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Thursday, 14 July, 2016
The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Bromsgrove MP welcomes latest youth unemployment figures for district
Friday, 22 July, 2016
THE Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has welcomed a fall in youth unemployment in the district after new figures were releases by the Government on Wednesday, July 20.

£344 million London City Airport expansion hailed by Chancellor
Wednesday, 27 July, 2016
In a major boost to improve passengers’ journeys and support British jobs and investment, Chancellor Philip Hammond, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid have today (27 July 2016) announced the go-ahead for a brand new £344 million expansion programme at London City Airport.

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