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Westminster Hall Debate - Housing benefit & homelessness among under 25s

November 22, 2023 by Don Foster MP in Don in Parliament, News

Don discusses housing benefit and homelessness among under 25s in a Westminster Hall debate sponsored by Mary Glindon MP

Wednesday 21st November

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Don Foster: Westminster Hall Debate - Housing Benefit & Homelessness for under 25s

November 21, 2023 by Don Foster MP in Don in Parliament, News
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DVLA deal ‘good news for Bath Post Offices and motorists’ – Don Foster

November 13, 2023 by Don Foster MP in News.

Don Foster has described the deal that will see the Post Office continue to deliver tax disc and driving licence services as ‘good news for Bath Post Offices and motorists’.

Motorists will be able to tax their cars and apply for or renew driving licences at the Post Office for at least seven more years in a deal with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) announced today by the Coalition Government.

Commenting, Don Foster said:

“I’ve had many letters from constituents who were worried that their Post Office was in danger of losing this vital service, so I am extremely pleased that the Post Office bid has been successful.

“Post Offices are a vital part of our communities here in […area…] and this news, along with the Coalition’s commitment to invest £1bn in the Post Office network, helps to put them on a more sustainable footing for the future.

“This news also furthers the Coalition’s aim to see Post Offices as a front office for Government and I am pleased that this contract means that the Post Offices will be able to bid for other services in the future.”

Commenting further, Liberal Democrat Post Office Minister, Jo Swinson said:

“I am absolutely delighted that Post Office Ltd has won this important DVLA contract. People know the Post Office as a much-loved institution and this shows that it is also a modern, independent, competitive business delivering on its ambitions to become a ‘front office’ for Government.

“This win follows the recent addition of other new services, including the announcement that HSBC plans to offer access to their current accounts at the post office from next spring.

“It’s vital that the post office continues to build on this success to develop and secure more new services for citizens up and down the UK.”