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  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride, who serves as a Government Minister in HM Treasury, has welcomed the allocation of £1.2million to support rough sleepers in Devon. The funding follows the launch of the Government’s £100million strategy to tackle rough sleeping on England’s streets. At the heart of the plan is a focus on helping people turn their lives around including support for mental health prob.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride, who serves as a Government Minister in HM Treasury, has described the Government’s £100million strategy to tackle rough sleeping on England’s streets as “a major step forward in helping some of the most vulnerable in our society”. Much of the strategy will focus on helping people turn their lives around including support for mental health and addictions, with £30mil.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed new figures showing that the number of workless households in the UK has fallen by 11,000 in the past year and by 964,000 since 2010. The number of children living in households with no-one working has fallen by 637,000 in the past eight years and by 36,985 in the South West. The figures show both the number of children living in workless households and .... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has congratulated pupils from the three secondary schools and colleges in his constituency – Okehampton College, South Dartmoor College in Ashburton and Queen Elizabeth’s in Crediton – on their GCSE and A-Level results.


    This year saw GCSEs change from the traditional A* to G grades to a more rigorous set of exams, which were graded 9 to 1, with 9 bei.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has described the publication of proposed parliamentary boundary changes by the independent Boundary Commission as “essential to democracy” in the UK. The final recommendations, released on Monday (10/09/18), aim to even the size of constituencies and take into account significant changes in demographics, house-building and migration. It will also reduce the overall .... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed employment figures released today (11/09/18) which show UK unemployment fell by 55,000 in the three months to July. The current unemployment rate of 4.0% is the lowest since 1975. Within the figures, youth unemployment fell by 32,000 to the lowest rate since comparable records began in 1992 and is now down by 48% since 2010. Wages for the three months to.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride is urging successful small shops in his constituency to enter the Best Small Shops Competition 2018, which celebrates the creativity of small shops and the vital role they play in their local communities. The competition is free to enter and all participating shops will be promoted to customers through an online Indie Retail Directory. The competition is being run by.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has said that he would back a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children as the Government launches a consultation on the issue. One 250ml can of energy drink can contain around 80mg of caffeine – the equivalent of nearly three cans of cola. On average, energy drinks have 65 per cent more sugar than other, regular soft drinks.


    With more than two th.... Read more...


  • TREASURY MINISTER Mel Stride has hit out at attempts to cheat the benefits system saying that every penny falsely claimed is money diverted from helping those most in need.  


    New figures released from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) show that last year a record £1.1 billion was recovered in overpaid benefits in relation to both UK and international fraud, wi.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel has welcomed a report from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport that shows superfast broadband has boosted the turnover of businesses across the UK by £9billion, created 49,000 jobs and reduced both short-term and long-term unemployment. Nationwide superfast broadband coverage has now reached 95.4% due to the Government’s focus on hard to reach areas, with 93.3% of ho.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has described jobs figures released today (14/08/18) which show that UK unemployment has fallen to 4% as “extremely positive”. Unemployment, which fell by 65,000 in the three months to June, is now the lowest it has been since 1975.


    Mr Stride, who serves as a Government minister in the Treasury Department said:


    “The latest figures ha.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride, who serves as a Government Minister in HM Treasury is warning his constituents not to fall victim to online fraudsters pretending to be from HMRC. Genuine organisations like banks and HMRC will never contact people out of the blue to ask for their PIN, password or bank details so he says people should never give out private information, download attachments, or clic.... Read more...






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