Post Offices: Rural Areas

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what analysis his Department has conducted of the future capacity of the Post Office, to meet its commitment, that 95 per cent of the total rural population is within three miles of a post office outlet. The Government has committed to secure the future of 3,000 rural post offices in its manifesto ...
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This appointment is very good news for Scotland… and even better news for the Highlands!

Fergus Ewing has already proven to be a highly effective Minister and I am delighted he has been promoted to the Cabinet of the Scottish Government as the Minster for Rural Economy and Connectivity. During his tenure as Business, Energy and Tourism Minister he always showed a great ability to work with others to deliver successful outcomes both locally and for Scotland, exempli...
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£315m City Region Deal secured

Today is about celebrating this great city and the region and I am delighted to welcome this announcement. This all started with an idea and high ambition – who would have thought that when I first wrote that letter in 2014 we would be where we are today. I am grateful to everyone for getting behind the vision & for the hard work of everyone involved. Especially t...
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More needs to be done on electricity charges

CUSTOMERS SHOULD  USE  ‘PEOPLE POWER’ TO LOWER THEIR OWN BILLS SNP MP Drew Hendry has welcomed the Competition  and Markets Authority (CMA) report on the electricity market - but stressed there is more to be done and that consumers should be more aware of their own power to lower their bills. The report has proposed an overhaul of the domestic energy supply market by intr...
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Delivery Charges – It’s time for a People’s Delivery Guarantee

People in the Highlands and Islands and other rural areas are still paying excessive delivery charges and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey MP, Drew Hendry, has tabled a parliamentary motion calling for a "People's Delivery Guarantee" to encourage fair charging and to stop unfair advertising. He has used the opportunity of a meeting with the U.K. Government minister res...
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Renewing calls for more to be done on excessive delivery charges

Drew Hendry MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey has renewed calls for the UK Government to do more to protect residents in rural areas from excessive delivery charges. Mr Hendry has long campaigned for this matter in his previous role as Leader of the Highland Council and welcomed the work done by the Trading Standards team at the Highland Council to raise awaren...
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