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Over 100,000 new businesses

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed new figures showing that the number of private sector businesses in the South East of England has increased by around 103,900 over the past four years.

One in a Million

Hundreds of events will be taking place this week as charities use Trustees’ Week as a time to thank the one million trustees across England and Wales for their time and dedication.

Benefit cap is fixing welfare

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed new figures showing that the benefit cap is supporting people off benefits and into work, ending cycles of welfare dependency. 

Better mobile phone signal

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed new steps being taken by the government to improve mobile coverage and end ‘partial not-spots’.

Taxpayers shown where money goes

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed the announcement that from yesterday over 24 million hardworking taxpayers will start to receive a new, personal Annual Tax Summary. 

Crime down in Hampshire

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed news that crime is falling. Crime recorded by the police in Hampshire has fallen by 25% since 2010. 

Good news for commuters

Ranil Jayawardena and James Arbuthnot MP were delighted with the Chancellor's announcement that no regulated rail fares will rise by more than inflation in 2015. 

Start-up loans supporting new businesses

Ranil Jayawardena has welcomed new figures which show the Government’s Start-Up Loans scheme has so far supported another 14 people in North East Hampshire with the ideas and determination to start a new business with £80,450 of loans to help them get going. 

Making the case for Hart

Ranil Jayawardena and James Arbuthnot MP met with the Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, last week to highlight the issues facing Hart District in the production of its Local Plan.

Labour would cost us dear

Ranil Jayawardena has condemned Labour’s pledges over the summer for £21 billion more unfunded, inefficient and ineffective spending.