Unemployment figures continue to fall in Carshalton and Wallington

Tom Brake MP has welcomed this week’s news that Jobseeker’s Allowance figures for Carshalton and Wallington have fallen to just 1.9%. This represents a rate of 1.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64 in Carshalton and Wallington, the 431st highest of the 650 UK constituencies. Wi...

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Good news tinged with sadness

Residents living at Crownbourne Court in central Sutton are celebrating the news that the Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) has agreed to install new windows before next winter.  However, the celebrations were tinged with sadness after the recent death of resident Grace Henderson, who had contacte...

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Workers in Sutton set to benefit from record minimum wage increase

Two-thousand eight-hundred people in Sutton will see a boost to their pay packet from October this year, thanks to Liberal Democrats in government. The National Minimum Wage is set to rise by 3 per cent, which means workers will get a new rate of £6.70 an hour.  It is the largest real-terms incre...

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Tom takes time for questions from sixth form students

With the General Election less than two months away, Tom Brake MP attended a Question Time-style debate held by St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls for the prospective parliamentary candidates for Carshalton and Wallington. The event handed students the opportunity to hear their Lib Dem...

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Cygnet launch leads the way for new social enterprises in Sutton

Sutton’s successful local business community has been joined by the very first social enterprise company to be created by former borough council staff. Cygnet IT Services is Sutton’s first Community Interest Company (CIC) and has been started by the borough’s former education IT team.

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Official praise for Sutton's children’s services for work with vulnerable children

Sutton's Liberal Democrat Council has been singled out for praise in a new government report for its work to protect vulnerable children. A national Ofsted report reviewing leadership in England’s children’s services, highlighted the efforts of the council’s senior children’s social work team and...

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Local groups, residents urged to help spruce up Sutton this Saturday as part of country’s first ever national clear up day

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council is calling on its residents to get involved in the country’s first ever Community Clear Up Day this Saturday, 21 March. The council will support any volunteer group or resident willing to help clear their local area by providing litter picking tools, rubbish sack...

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