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Teresa Pearce raises the tax gap with the Prime Minister at PMQs

    Yesterday I asked about the tax gap at PMQs. In 2014 I wrote to HMRC and the then Chancellor to ask how much tax was unpaid on letting income from private landlords. In 2015 they wrote back to say it was approximately … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Teresa addresses Labour Party Conference on the Housing Crisis

  Teresa recently addressed the Labour Party Conference on the housing crisis. You can watch the video of her speech below.   You can find the text of Teresa’s speech here.

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Teresa calls for private rented sector regulation at her Westminster Hall debate on Housing in London

Teresa today outlined the need for the private rented sector to be subject to greater regulation during the Westminster Hall debate that she secured on Housing in London. During her speech, Teresa highlighted the fact that home-building is down, homelessness … Continue reading

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Teresa speaks out on the decline in living standards under the coalition Government

Last week Teresa participated in an Opposition-led debate on living standard under the current Coalition Government: Teresa Pearce (Erith and Thamesmead) (Lab): I spent this morning talking about living standards with mothers in my constituency, who are losing a day’s pay … Continue reading

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Teresa urges Ministers to improve legislation on auto-enrolment in Government pension scheme

During the third reading of the Pensions Bill yesterday, Teresa urged the Pensions Minister to take steps to improve plans for the automatic enrolment of low earners who don’t current have pensions into the Government pension scheme NEST (National Employment … Continue reading

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Teresa’s speech in Parliament on how police officers are being hit by Government cuts

On Tuesday 5 July Teresa held a 90 minute debate in Parliament to highlight the way police officers are being affected by Government cuts. Teresa sought the debate after a young police officer came to speak to her at one … Continue reading

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Teresa speaks out on unfair changes to pensions in debate on Government’s Pensions Bill

Teresa again spoke out against the Government’s accelerated timetable for the equalisation of the State Pension Age between men and women during the debate on the second reading of the Pensions Bill on 20 June. She urged the Secretary of … Continue reading

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Teresa’s speech against the Government’s accelerated State Pension Age increases

Teresa Pearce (Erith and Thamesmead) (Lab): It is a privilege to have the debate under your chairmanship, Mr Weir. I asked for the debate because, like many other hon. Members, I have been contacted by many women in my constituency … Continue reading

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Teresa urges Government not to cut Armed Forces pensions for local veterans

  Teresa, a proud member of the Thamesmead Town and Abbey Wood Royal British Legion, has urged the Government not to follow-through with planned changes to public sector pensions that could leave war widows and veterans hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Teresa votes to cap the cost of credit to crack down on legal loan sharks

  Teresa stood up for the poorest consumers in Erith and Thamesmead by voting for a motion urging the Government to introduce caps on the amount that payday and doorstep lenders such as Wonga.com and Oakam charge for credit. In … Continue reading

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