Supporting Bexley’s families and pensioners

I will continue to support families with free childcare expansion and work with our schools to secure more resources and help Bexley improve SEND support.

This builds on the £2.5 million of extra investment secured for local school budgets to help teachers to continue to deliver the education outcomes in Bexley that our borough is rightly proud of.  This is alongside the vital expansion of special educational needs and disabilities provision we have already secured in Bexley, which includes £9.5million for new school places and over £30 million to help Bexley expand its support for local children with SEND. That money is extremely vital and will go a long way to help local parents.

Bexley pensioners deserve security in their retirement and that is why I am proud to have supported pensioners with the triple lock which is worth £900 more this year and £3,700 more since 2010.

I welcome that the Government have cut tax for working families by reducing National Insurance from 12% to 8% which delivers over £900 a year boost for the typical worker. Further to this, I support the Triple Lock Plus commitment which would cut tax for pensioners too. From next April, the Conservatives will increase the personal allowance for pensioners in line with the Triple Lock by introducing a new age-related allowance. This means that pensioners would never pay income tax on their State Pension. Labour will hit pensioners with a Retirement Tax by dragging the State Pension into income tax for the first time, raiding pensioners just like the last Labour government.


Louie welcomes extra investment in Old Bexley and Sidcup schools

Louie French has welcomed that four schools in Old Bexley and Sidcup have been awarded funding to improve their school buildings, including Blackfen School for Girls, Sherwood Park Primary School, Hurst Primary School and Holy Trinity Primary School.

Louie welcomes further funding boost for education in Bexley

Louie French, Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup, and Cllr Richard Diment, Cabinet Member for Education in Bexley, have today welcomed news from the Government and Office for Students that Rose Bruford College in Sidcup is one of six providers that will receive the maximum national su