Tiffin Cup 2016

Tim Loughton MP asks constituents for their favourite South Asian restaurant. 

Latest Herald Column - 24 March 2016

On the basis that a week is a long time in politics and anything could have happened to the Budget or ministers responsible for its contents between the time of me writing this column and the time of you reading it I had probably better stick to constituency news!

EU Referendum: The Budget and the EU

The Chancellor of the Exchequer recently presented his Budget to Parliament. It was a good Budget against a backdrop of difficult economic conditions, the Chancellor was able to announce forecasts for growth in our economy of 2.2% this year, which is the highest in Europe. 

Westminster Hall - Performance of Southern Railway (GTR)

During yesterday's Westminster Hall debate on the performance of Southern Rail (GTR), which was well attended by West Sussex MPs, I explained how this is one of the single biggest annoyances in our constituencies at the moment.

Latest Herald Column - 17 March 2016

This week it’s train week. Last Saturday I joined a huge turnout at Shoreham Station to protest at the continued failure of Network Rail to open up the underpass to the public which was closed to non-ticket holders in 2008. 

Employment and Support Allowance WRAG Changes

I fully appreciate the concerns many people have had with regard to these changes and unfortunately some of this is down to a lot of misinformation and scaremongering published in the media.

Ex-pats, pensions and Brexit

As I am sure you are aware, State Pensions long-standing rules enable the co-ordination of social security entitlements for people moving within the EU. The rules also apply to EEA countries, i.e. the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and Switzerland – the last 4 of which are not in the EU.