Harlow MP Robert Halfon praises government “spending boost” for Harlow residents

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, welcomed the Chancellor’s spending announcements today, as Sajid Javid set out the Government’s spending plans for what his office describe as “could be the United Kingdom’s first year outside the European Union”.

In a press release published by Mr Halfon’s office, the spending plans are described as follows:

Cutting the Cost of Living

This year, Harlow residents benefited from lower taxes for lower earners and the biggest ever increase to the National Living Wage, adding £690 a year to pay packets.

Today, a package of spending measures was announced that will see every Harlow resident get even more for their hard work.

Ensuring Brexit Means Brexit

The Chancellor first committed an extra £2 billion to deliver Brexit by 31st October, respecting the wishes of Harlow residents, who voted 68% to leave the European Union.

Championing Education and Apprenticeships

During his statement, the Chancellor congratulated Robert Halfon MP for his representations on further education and announced a £400 million increase in 16-19 education funding, meaning more money for our outstanding Harlow College.

Schools in Harlow will also benefit from a giant cash boost of £14 billion, with every primary school in Harlow receiving at least £3,750 per pupil and every secondary school being allocated a minimum of £5,000 per pupil, next year.

The Chancellor announced an extra £700 million extra for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, ensuring that no one is held back from reaching their potential.

Our hardworking Harlow teachers will also be rewarded, with starting salaries rising to £30,000 by 2022/3 to attract the very best graduates to teaching.

Building an Even Better Harlow

£200 million will be spent on transforming bus services across the country, ensuring Harlow residents will have better transport links to schools, colleges and work.

Tough on Crime

Essex Police have already announced three more constables and 1 sergeant on our streets in Harlow, including a dedicated Harlow Town Centre Police Team.

But, today, the Chancellor confirmed even more money, £750 million, to help fund the first year of the Government’s plan to recruit 20,000 new police officers.

New funding for 10,000 new prison places will also ensure that the criminal justice system functions more effectively.

Protecting Our NHS

On top of the £34 billion increase to NHS spending, the Chancellor committed a further £6.2 billion for our healthcare services next year, helping to alleviate the pressure on our hardworking staff at the Princess Alexandra NHS Hospital and reduce waiting times at GP surgeries.

Our local councils will also have access to new funding of £1.5 billion for social care.

To tackle homelessness and rough sleeping on our streets in Harlow, the Chancellor announced an extra £54 million.

Rob Halfon MP said:

“I work hard everyday to try and get more investment for our public services in Harlow, particularly for education and police services.

“It is great news that every primary and secondary school in Harlow will get between £4,000 and £5,000 more per pupil from next year, and Harlow College will benefit from the extra £14 million for FE.

“Essex Police have already announced an extra 218 officers in Essex this year alone and I strongly welcome the Chancellor’s announcement of 20,000 more police officers and 10,000 more prison places to clamp down on crime.

“I am continuing to campaign for a new hospital in Harlow and I welcome the Government have confirmed a further £6.2 billion for our NHS.”

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10 Responses to "Harlow MP Robert Halfon praises government “spending boost” for Harlow residents"

  1. Gary   September 5, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Dear Mr. Halfon please remember you can fool some people some of the time, but in the end most cannot be fooled all the time.

    The spending plans were apparently prepared in six weeks after over nine years of telling people there was no magic money tree or trees and if there were it wouldn’t be needed because the police were properly resourced, the NHS was protected from cuts, schools had more than enough teachers in the classroom and the correct resource structures.

    As I said trying to fool people is not an option now Mr. Halfon because they live in the real world not in some protected environment where pay and expenses are given not for performance but as a perceived right in Parliament.

  2. MickyB77   September 5, 2019 at 10:34 am

    How very un-grateful of you.
    What if Halfon manages to acquire funding for a new hospital ?

    You’re a dinosaur, as are all to-days older Socialists, yearning for the days when
    real poverty abounded.
    Note, the railways are striking again to top up their £100 k. a year.
    That’s OK then ?

  3. Gary   September 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    If dealing in BS was a trade you would be able to join your mates Johnson, Mogg, Cameron and May in the billionaire club. Trouble is they are professional at it.

  4. MickyB77   September 5, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Typical foul mouthing from the Dinosaur.
    Kinnock and his family became millionaires from joining the “Gimme Gimme” club
    in Europe, that’s alright then.
    So, Gary, you’re a bigot as well as a hypocrite.
    Nothing to say about the PCC for Harlow, failing to meet, “yourharlow”, for the
    ‘umteenth’ time, for a chat ?

  5. kthe5   September 5, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    “to top up their £100 k. a year.”
    Bollocks. South Western Railways driver pay is £51,817. It’s available on the ASLEF web site. Some of the managers and directors will likely get closer to the £100K, but not the drivers.
    Good try to de-rail the discussion away from **cough** election bribes **cough**.
    From an article I read today:
    “The IFS says it needs £39bn to restore the axed benefits in real terms to their 2010 levels: cuts have been so deep and there are more disabled and elderly now. Child poverty, at nearly 40%, is the highest recorded since the war.”

  6. MickyB77   September 6, 2019 at 5:34 am

    You’re wrong. These figures that you quote are the absolute basic pay, all
    the rest is made up by rest day working, bonuses and casual o/t.

    You concur, that almost £50 k, that’s £1 k, a week is basic pay
    Arithmetic isn’t , amongst other things, a strong point of yours, is it kt ?
    If you check out the over-time rates you may be surprised, do you think that
    ASLEF are telling you ,what’s really being earned ? Uhm.

  7. Gary   September 6, 2019 at 6:34 am

    MickeyB77 do you know the definition of a bigot? What about the definition of a hypocrite? If not let me suggest you meet both criteria in your comments on this platform.

    As for Kinnock he is I suspect the father of Blair who has tried and failed to undermine Corbyn so many times he really should join your team in the billionaire club.

    As for Laura McAlpine I suspect she has appeared on this platform just as many times as you except of course she champions the town on every occasion.

    As for being a dinosaur, I hear they are much in demand today!

  8. MickyB77   September 6, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Living up to your own hype then Gary.
    Whatever you suspect re; Laura M/ Mrs A…..i, is so far off track as to be
    laughable.
    Do you really believe the tosh that you deposit, regularly on this site ?
    News to-day that Halfon is again quizzing the government about the new
    hospital for Harlow, but your biased and intolerance of others wont allow
    you to accept his efforts with some appreciation. Truly, a genuine Marxist
    dinosaur from the 60’s.

  9. Gary   September 6, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    MickeyB77 you like using this Marxist tag to anyone who opposes your rudeness and damn right incoherence on subjects I suspect you take directly from the Tory flyer.

    Now be offended: What are the traits of a Marxist? Do you know or does that also come from a Tory flyer?

  10. MickyB77   September 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Here’s one for the Marxists,”all for one, and, one for all “.
    Salaries for the the rail union bosses just released. Wow.
    Cash, secretary, aptly named; £162 k,last year.
    Hedley, assistant sec; £105.5 k.
    Lynch, an £18.000 pay cut left him with £90.307.
    Michelle Rodgers, President, awarded £57.5 k, EXPENSES and allowances.
    It’s plain to see where it pays to be a Marxist at the expense of the poor
    suffering, travelling public.
    Note, expenses for these people are as of yet, un-clarified.
    How much more Marxist do you need to be, Gary ?

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