Local News

Support for working people, and security in retirement

On April 6th, the one of the most significant ever reforms the state pension took place. With the introduction of the new flat rate state pension, those reaching pensionable age will receive a new ‘single-tier’ pension with a starting rate of £155.65.

Boost for low paid workers in Barnet

Theresa Villiers MP has welcomed the launch of the National Living Wage, which will increase the take-home pay for 1.3 million people across the country. From the 1st April, workers over the age of £25 will be legally entitled to a minimum of £7.20 an hour, equivalent to a £20 per week pay rise.

Chase Farm rebuild gets green light from Government

After years of campaigning in support of Chase Farm Hospital, Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed the news that the multi-million pound project to rebuild the hospital has received the final go-ahead from the Government.

No to tower blocks at the NLBP

Theresa Villiers MP and local Councillor Lisa Rutter have pledged to fight plans to place five eight-storey tower blocks at the North London Business Park.

Villiers wades in on behalf of flooded residents

Theresa Villiers MP has intervened on behalf of residents left with flooded gardens after a development removed hundreds of trees from nearby land. The occupants of a number of homes in Vernon Crescent, East Barnet, found their gardens flooded with water up to a foot deep.