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Our Plan for Britain

Our Plan for Britain will deliver a country that is stronger, fairer, more united and more outward looking than ever before. It’s a plan to get the right deal for Britain abroad and a better deal for ordinary working people at home.

Prime Minister Theresa May

We are living through an important moment in our country's history. Following the referendum, we face a time of great national change. And I know, because we're Great Britain, that we will rise to the challenge. As we leave the European Union, we will forge a bold, new, positive role for ourselves in the world. And we will make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few but for every one of us. That will be the mission of the Government I lead, and together we will build a better Britain.

Spring Budget: Better Jobs With Better Pay

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Budget helps us make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead – keeping our economy strong as we leave the European Union. It builds the foundations of a Britain that is stronger, fairer and more global – a country that works for everyone. It helps us build an economy that offers better jobs, with better pay.

Budget 2016

After Chancellor George Osborne delivered the 2016 Budget in Parliament, our Poole MP Robert Syms responded in the Commons debate: "Budgets come and go, but what is important is the direction of the country over a period of years. ... Employers have been able to invest, employees have taken sensible decisions, and we have got a lot of our citizens into work. ... That constitutes a real success of economic policy, changing people’s life chances and giving them far more opportunities to make the best of their lives."

Conservative Party Review Released

The Rt. Hon. the Lord Feldman of Elstree, Andrew Feldman, Chairman of the Conservative Party, has released the Conservative Party Review. His Review Panel was composed of representatives from all areas of the Party: volunteers, councillors, MPs, MEPs and Peers. Following a 10 month consultation across all sections of the Party and country, members have engaged with the consultation, united in our common desire to answer the question of how we succeed and grow in the twenty-first century. Tasked with looking at how the Party works and how to ensure it is in the best possible shape to win elections, whether local or nationwide, for years to come, the Panel identified three main areas where reform is needed: membership administration, Party structure and candidates.

Even More People in Work

The latest figures show the employment rate has hit another record high while the claimant count is at its lowest in four decades. Despite turbulence in the global economy, more British people than ever have the security of a job and a rising pay packet. 

Nous sommes tous ensemble

David Cameron's message to the French people: Nous sommes solidaires avec vous. Nous sommes tous ensemble. We stand with you. United.

Countering the Problem of Extremism

Extremists jeopardise all that we’ve built together in our multi-racial, multi-faith democracy. We have to confront them wherever we find them. This is a generational battle, at heart a battle of ideas. On one side sit the extremists. On the other side must sit everyone else. This battle will only be won through argument and persuasion. Globally, it is a challenge for all of Islam that Islamist extremists attempt to justify their views and actions through Islamic scripture and theology. We need to support Muslims who are confronting the extremist narrative and providing a positive alternative.

Poole Council to Control Business Rates

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says he will allow local government to keep the rates they collect from business. He will also give councils the power to cut business rates to boost growth and give elected city mayors the power to levy a business rates premium for big local projects. By 2020 the Government will devolve power over £26 billion of revenue from business rates.

Middle Income Earners Gain

Last year the Government again helped middle-income earners to raise their standard of living. A new table of the average household incomes across ten deciles for the year 2013-14 shows how they have advanced. Altogether, the economic news is good. New employment statistics show that pay packets are rising and jobs are being created. Working people have received the fastest real terms rise in over a decade, and the employment rate is the highest it has been.