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Windsor MP welcomes action on social media to improve children’s mental health

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed a government review on the impact of technology, in particular social media, on children’s mental health and wellbeing. This review will examine, among other aspects, recent efforts made by companies to with regards to age verification, screen-time limits and cyber bullying.

This follows on from a letter written six months ago by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt MP, challenging social media companies to take voluntary action.

Windsor MP welcomes increased investment in horseracing

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the Government’s recent reforms to the Horserace Betting Levy, which ensures a level playing field for betting shops and increases investment in grassroots horseracing.

From April 2017 online and offshore operators will be required to pay a levy on the profits made from bets on horseracing on parity with high street betting shops.

Windsor MP welcomes higher savings due to auto-enrolment

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed new figures showing how automatic enrolment has helped more than 9m employees save for their family’s future.

These changes have strong support amongst both British employers and employees. An incredible 83% of workers reported that saving through a workplace pension is a normal thing to do and an astonishing 98% of all UK businesses are finding automatic enrolment ‘necessary’, ‘sensible’ and ‘easier to implement than first expected’.

Windsor MP welcomes funding increase for local authorities

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, welcomes extra funding being made available for local authorities. In the Windsor constituency all local authorities affected will receive a bigger increase than the one expected in the draft statement in December:

  • The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will receive a £800,000 increase on last year, £300,000 more than expected.
  • Slough Borough Council will receive a £2.6m increase on last year, £400,000 more than expected.
  • Bracknell Forest Council will receive a £400,000 increase on last year, £300,000 more than expected.