Gazette & Herald Column: Broadband speeds, Brexit deals and Boadicea's bees

As the Minister responsible for Britain’s “energy intensive industries” I made a quick trip this week to visit steel mills in South Wales, both to discuss how the Industrial strategy can help British steelmakers be more productive and thrive in a post-Brexit environment, and also what the emergin

Gazette & Herald Column: UK should be in leading position on clean transport

Soon I will publish Britain’s plan for Clean Growth which will set out how we get to our targets for cutting carbon emissions but also highlight the global opportunity for British businesses as the world focuses on the “decarbonisation” agenda.  With more than $13trillion forecast to be spent in

Gazette & Herald Column: Recess is a chance to catch up on issues and new role

As our Parliamentary term draws to a close for the summer recess, it is also the end of term for many schools.  I was delighted by the announcement this week by the Education Secretary that there will be an additional £1.3bn boost to the core schools budget, which will deliver the biggest improve

Press Release: Claire Perry Visits Wrightstyle

Claire Perry recently visited Wrightstyle, a Devizes based supplier of advanced glazing systems, to hear their concerns about insurance tax, the possible effects of Brexit and export business opportunities.    Claire met with Tim Kempster and Jane Embury, the Managing and Finance Directors, as we

Gazette & Herald Column: It was a weekend of bees, Bollywood and blessings

Part of my ministerial job involves leading on government coordination on critical UK industries like cars, steel and chemicals, and so I travelled up to Stoke on Trent last week to open new facilities for Michelin, and learn how they are massively improving the use of scarce raw materials by re-

Gazette & Herald Column: Pay cap issue not as clear cut as people make out

YOU will be aware that there is currently a big debate over public sector pay, and I make no apologies for focusing this week’s column on this vital issue because every day we all see the incredible work that public sector employees do all around us, and all of us want to see people get fair pay