Universal Credit Forces Sutton Claimants to Turn to Food Banks

The Trussell Trust, the UK's major food bank charity, released its end of year stats this week showing that half of food bank referrals associated with a delay in benefits, were linked to Universal Credit.

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Bus services leave much to be desired - Brake

After receiving over 1,000 - often critical - responses to his local bus survey, Tom Brake MP has requested a meeting with Transport for London (TfL) to discuss the results and present key 'asks' to TfL.

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No Room for No-Fault Evictions

Renters across the UK are celebrating an extraordinary victory after the Government finally announced they would scrap “no-fault evictions,” giving tenants peace of mind and a sense of security in their homes.

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Programme Extension Can Clear Up Sutton GPs’ Surgeries

The NHS Time for Care programme has been extended for three more years and will be rolled out across the country, freeing up time for both GPs and patients across the nation.

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Brake Shares the Miracle

This Easter, Tom Brake MP’s office took part in Share the Miracle initiative by collecting chocolate Easter eggs from members of the public and donating them to good causes. 

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Home Office Leaks EU Citizens’ Data

EU foreign nationals seeking settled status to guarantee their rights in the UK post-Brexit have been driven to anxiety and despair after months of Home Office technical errors left them unable to secure their long-term rights to healthcare, education and welfare. Then, as the cherry on the cake, the Home Office leaked their personal emails.

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Brake Bears Witness to Restorative Justice Programme

Tom Brake MP visited the final session of a Sycamore Tree Course at the HMP Downview women’s prison to show support for around 15 women as they received certificates and made symbolic acts of restitution.

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DWP Neglects Evidence of Flaws in Universal Credit

Cross-party MPs are furious about being treated “like dirt” by the Department for Work and Pensions after demanding answers on childcare concerns. 

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Zaha Invites Brake to Take a Seat at the Palace

After raising in Parliament the issue of football discrimination and praising Wilfried Zaha for his work with the foundation, Football for Peace, Tom Brake MP was invited to watch the Crystal Palace vs. Man City game with Zaha’s family and friends.

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Brake’s Makeover Makes the Papers

Carshalton and Wallington MP showed his appreciation and support for locally-owned businesses by visiting a barber shop in Wallington last Wednesday.

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