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Fylde MP’s call over ‘shameful’ treatment of assistance dog passengers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has pledged to support a call for all taxi and minicab drivers to be given disability equality training. He took part in a Parliamentary debate this week to press for training, after being told by guide dog owners they were often refused passage. The Private Member’s Bill that sought to introduce [...]

Fylde MP welcomes family help in Autumn Statement

A lower tax threshold, and 30 hours of free childcare a week, will help working families, says Fylde MP Mark Menzies. He said: “This budget shows just how far this Government has gone for families. When it came in to power, the tax threshold was £6,475. By April it will be £11,500, and by the [...]

Fylde MP’s question reveals doubled apprenticeship spending

The Government says it has doubled the spend on apprenticepships, and will invest more than £2bn in the next academic year. The figures were revealed following a written question in Parliament by Fylde MP Mark Menzies. He wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, asking: “…how much the Government plans to spend on apprenticeships [...]

Mark Menzies MP supports disability discrimination training for taxi drivers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has backed a move for taxi drivers across the UK to receive standardised disability discrimination training. The call, from cabinet office shadow minister Andrew Gwynne, comes after a number of high profile cases where taxi drivers have refused to pick up a blind customer because they had a guide dog with [...]

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomes pubs’ £30m contribution to the economy

Fylde’s pubs contribute almost £30m per year to the economy – and help employ almost 1,500 people. The figures were revealed in a study commissioned by the British Beer and Pub Association. The borough has 53 pubs and one brewery – Lytham Brewery, now based in St Annes. Fylde MP Mark Menzies, a member of [...]