Robin Walker welcomes historic reforms to school funding as all Worcester schools set to gain

Worcester MP Robin Walker has today welcomed Education Secretary Justine Greening’s announcement of the full details of the Government’s new National Funding Formula for schools, which ends the historic postcode lottery. The National Funding Formula (NFF), the biggest improvement to the school funding system for decades, will ensure that for…

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Worcester MP welcomes 4th Annual Festival of Business

Worcester MP Robin Walker has welcomed the 4th annual Festival of Business to the city centre this coming Friday taking place on the high street and in the Guildhall. The annual one-day event is organised by Worcestershire Enterprise limited as an extension of #worcestershirehour, a twice weekly virtual networking event…

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Walker welcomes more seats and services for Worcester commuters as nearly £1billion invested in Midlands trains

Worcester MP Robin Walker has welcomed the announcement that almost £1billion is to be invested in train services across the West Midlands, as the region’s rail franchise – previously held by London Midland – was awarded to West Midlands Trains Ltd (a joint venture between Abellio, East Japan Railway Company…

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Walker calls on Highways England to reconsider M5 lane closures

Worcester MP Robin Walker has today called on Highways England to undertake an urgent review of the lane closures on the M5 motorway which are causing major delays for the city’s commuters. The closures have been implemented between Worcester and the M42 junction to slow traffic approaching major roadworks at…

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Walker welcomes plans to recruit 21,000 new mental health workers

Worcester MP Robin Walker has today welcomed the Health Secretary’s announcement of plans to recruit 21,000 new mental health workers in England to properly integrate mental and physical health services. As part of the Government’s commitment to delivering a comprehensive package of measures to transform mental health support, Health Secretary…

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Walker welcomes billion pound boost for schools & another step towards fairer funding

Worcester MP Robin Walker has welcomed the Government’s £1.3 billion school funding boost that will see more money going to schools and the budgets run by head-teachers in Worcester. Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening announced the boost for core school funding yesterday alongside plans for the new National…

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Walker hails £29million funding boost for local hospitals

Worcester MP Robin Walker has today welcomed a breakthrough funding announcement of £29million for acute hospitals in Worcestershire, including the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. The funding – which Robin has continually pressed the case for with Ministers since 2015 – marks the biggest capital investment in the acute trust…

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