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Debates

Date Department Forum Title
Tue 17 Mar 2020 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Commons Chamber Covid-19
Neil Coyle contributed 1 speech (47 words)
Tue 17 Mar 2020 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Commons Chamber Covid-19
Neil Coyle contributed 1 speech (62 words)
Tue 17 Mar 2020 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Commons Chamber Oral Answers to Questions
Neil Coyle contributed 1 speech (62 words)
Mon 09 Mar 2020 Department for Work and Pensions Commons Chamber Claimants with Disabilities: Number of Assessments
Neil Coyle contributed 1 speech (62 words)
Mon 09 Mar 2020 Department for Work and Pensions Commons Chamber Oral Answers to Questions
Neil Coyle contributed 1 speech (62 words)

Questions

Date Title Questioner
25 Mar 2020, 4:43 p.m. Food Banks: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to allocate funding to foodbanks to help them support people affected by covid-19.

Answer (Will Quince)

Food banks are independent charitable organisations and, as such, are best placed to decide on the most appropriate arrangements for supporting people who use them. As both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor have made clear, the Government will do whatever it takes to support people affected by COVID 19 and we have been clear in our intention that no one should be penalised for doing the right thing. These are rapidly developing circumstances, we continue to keep the situation under review and will keep Parliament updated accordingly.

I also refer the honourable member to the response given by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in response to an oral question made on 19 March:

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-03-19/debates/EBB8F3D7-F9F4-4C5C-B913-86FD27851B5D/VulnerablePeopleFoodSupplies

Additionally announcements were made at the Prime Minister’s daily briefings on 21 and 22 March in relation to food supply.

25 Mar 2020, 1:03 p.m. Jobcentres: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional resources she plans to allocate to job centres to ensure that those centres can support people affected by covid-19.

Answer (Mims Davies)

As both the Prime Minister and Chancellor have made clear, the Government will do whatever it takes to support people affected by COVID 19 and we have been clear in our intention that no one should be penalised for doing the right thing. These are rapidly developing circumstances, we continue to keep the situation under review and will keep Parliament updated accordingly.

24 Mar 2020, 4:28 p.m. Local Government Finance: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Hardship Fund announced in Budget 2020; and how the effectiveness of the Hardship Fund will be measured.

Answer (Mr Simon Clarke)

The Government will provide English councils with £500 million to support financially vulnerable residents, and expects that most of the funding will be used to provide additional council tax relief.

Further guidance is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/council-tax-covid-19-hardship-fund-2020-to-2021-guidance.

24 Mar 2020, 12:59 p.m. Business: Loans Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the ability of small and medium-sized businesses to access the Business Interruption Loan Scheme to help cover the costs of coronavirus.

Answer (Paul Scully)

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now live. Eligible businesses can apply for a loan or other form of finance through one of 40-plus providers accredited by the British Business Bank to offer the scheme. These include all the major UK banks. The application process is typically online for smaller amounts and the lending decision is made by the provider concerned.

Full guidance, including eligibility criteria, is available on the British Business Bank website at www.british-business-bank.co.uk/cbils and this information is being widely disseminated online, through the Government’s Business Support Helpline and by accredited providers.

24 Mar 2020, 11:46 a.m. Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the viability of businesses affected by coronavirus in (a) north Southwark and (b) other areas with higher than average business rates which are not covered by the business rates exemption for companies with a rateable value of less than £51,000.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

On 17 March, in response to Covid-19, the Government introduced a 12 month business rates holiday for all eligible retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in England, including Southwark, with no cap on rateable values. Eligible businesses, large and small, will benefit from this exceptional step worth an additional £9.5bn in 2020-21.

23 Mar 2020, 5:39 p.m. Local Government Finance: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timescale is for the allocation of funding from the £500 million fund for local authorities to support individuals affected by covid-19, announced in Budget 2020.

Answer (Mr Simon Clarke)

The Government will provide English councils with £500 million to support financially vulnerable residents, and expects that most of the funding will be used to provide additional council tax relief.

The Government will set out further details and allocations for individual authorities in the coming days.

23 Mar 2020, 5:39 p.m. Local Government Finance: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the £500 million in funding announced in Budget 2020 to help people affected by covid-19 will be allotted to local authorities; and what steps his Department will take to ensure that it is allocated on the basis of need.

Answer (Mr Simon Clarke)

The Government will provide English councils with £500 million to support financially vulnerable residents, and expects that most of the funding will be used to provide additional council tax relief.

The Government will set out further details and allocations for individual authorities in the coming days.

23 Mar 2020, 4:59 p.m. Small Businesses: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the guidance published by Public Health England on 16 March 2020, what plans he has to provide additional underwriting to SMEs that will be affected by social distancing.

Answer (John Glen)

For businesses which have a policy that covers pandemics, the government’s action is sufficient and will allow businesses to make an insurance claim against their policy. Furthermore, we are providing £10,000 grants to over 700,000 SMEs across England, and increased grants for qualifying retail, hospitality and leisure businesses of up to £25,000 per property. These measures are part of a wider, unprecedented package of support for businesses and workers to ensure as best we can that people remain employed and firms financially secure. The Government stands ready to do whatever it takes to support businesses through this outbreak.
23 Mar 2020, 4:50 p.m. Business: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when each of the measures announced in Budget 2020 to mitigate the effects of covid-19 will be implemented to support businesses that are adversely affected.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

On 17 March, in response to Covid-19, the Government introduced a 12 month business rates holiday for all eligible retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in England, including Southwark, with no cap on rateable values. Eligible businesses, large and small, will benefit from this exceptional step worth an additional £9.5bn in 2020-21.

23 Mar 2020, 1:13 p.m. British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to UK embassies and missions to enable them to support UK nationals trying to return to the UK as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Nigel Adams)

Like other organisations, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will be affected if large numbers of staff become infected with covid-19. The same will be true of our overseas network. In that context, we are reprioritising activities and reassigning staff to make sure that we can continue to lead a global response to Covid-19 and deal with other urgent matters as they arise.

We are continuing to work closely with local authorities, commercial airlines and other diplomatic missions to enable British people to get home. Our consular team is working around the clock to provide support, advice and information. The situation is fast moving, and our advice at this time is for British nationals to secure safe accommodation and to speak to their tour operator, airline and insurance company to discuss the options available to them.

23 Mar 2020, 1:02 p.m. British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking with (a) TUI and (b) other flight operators to ensure they bring back UK nationals currently stranded abroad.

Answer (Nigel Adams)

We are in daily touch with the travel industry. We are working together to respond to the unprecedented challenges created by the far-reaching entry restrictions and other measures countries are introducing, often without notice.

23 Mar 2020, 8:23 a.m. Peru: Coronavirus Neil Coyle

Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support British nationals in (a) Lima and (b) Peru trying to return to the UK during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answer (Wendy Morton)

We are working closely with local authorities, commercial airlines and other diplomatic missions to enable British people in Peru to get home. Our consular team is working around the clock to provide support, advice and information. The situation is fast moving, and our advice at this time is for British nationals to secure safe accommodation and to speak to their tour operator, airline and insurance company to discuss the options available to them.

19 Mar 2020, 4:55 p.m. Children: Exploitation Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the establishment of a support programme for families with children at risk of exploitation, following the introduction of the Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme in 2019.

Answer (Vicky Ford)

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, meets regularly with other ministers to discuss the Department of Education’s agenda.

We are committed to protecting children at risk of exploitation and this is why the government has commissioned a consortium, led by Research in Practice, and the International Centre at the University of Bedfordshire and The Children’s Society, to deliver the Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme.

The TCE Support Programme will help safeguarding partners in local areas develop an effective multi-agency response to a range of threats to children from outside the family, including sexual and child criminal exploitation, county lines, all forms of modern slavery of children and child trafficking. It will operate from 2019 up until 2022 with funding of up to £2 million.

19 Mar 2020, 4:33 p.m. Wines Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with UK-based winemakers on (a) importing and (b) making wines from non-UK grapes after the transition period.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

The Government is committed to reviewing the alcohol duty regime. As part of this review, ministers and Treasury officials will continue to meet regularly with representatives of the UK alcohol industry, including winemakers.

Details of ministerial meetings can be found on the GOV.UK website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel

19 Mar 2020, 3:53 p.m. Railway Stations: Access Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train stations will (a) become step-free and (b) acquire an accessible toilet changing place through Access for All funding.

Answer (Chris Heaton-Harris)

So far, more than 200 stations have been made step free through the programme, with a further 1500 receiving smaller scale access improvements. By 2024 more than 100 additional stations will receive a step free route, and 11 will acquire an accessible toilet, 2 of which will be changing places toilets.

19 Mar 2020, 2:17 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to monitor the accuracy of desk-based benefit assessments.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

I have interpreted ‘desk based’ to relate to paper-based assessments whereby the Health Professional has deemed there is enough existing evidence without the need to see the claimant face to face.

Audit, in relation to completed desk based and face to face benefit assessments, refers to a comprehensive check of the elements of the assessment, including the evidence collection, further evidence provided and the assessment report completed by the Health Professional. The check is completed against a set of guidelines to ensure a consistent approach is taken. This ensures that assessment reports are fit for purpose, clinically justified and sound, and provide sufficient information for the department to make a reasonable decision on entitlement to benefit.

19 Mar 2020, 1:25 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Disability Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that disabled people do not face delays in the absence of face to face assessments as a result of covid-19.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

As announced on Monday 16 March we are stopping all face-to-face assessments for sickness and disability benefits and introducing alternative measures to assess from Tuesday 17 March. We are working at pace with our Assessment Providers to minimize any inconvenience and delays as much as possible.

No estimate has yet been made on the average waiting times for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Universal Credit (UC) while these alternative arrangements are in place. Claims to ESA and UC will be payable prior to a Work Capability Assessment having been carried out and payments for Personal Independence Payment will be backdated from the date of decision in line with normal rules following an assessment.

19 Mar 2020, 1:25 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an estimate of the expected average waiting time for (a) personal independence payment (b) employment and support allowance and (c) universal credit (i) phone and (ii) desk-based assessments during the outbreak of covid-19.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

As announced on Monday 16 March we are stopping all face-to-face assessments for sickness and disability benefits and introducing alternative measures to assess from Tuesday 17 March. We are working at pace with our Assessment Providers to minimize any inconvenience and delays as much as possible.

No estimate has yet been made on the average waiting times for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Universal Credit (UC) while these alternative arrangements are in place. Claims to ESA and UC will be payable prior to a Work Capability Assessment having been carried out and payments for Personal Independence Payment will be backdated from the date of decision in line with normal rules following an assessment.

18 Mar 2020, 6:50 p.m. Digital Technology: Proof of Identity Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on digital identity that closed on 15 September 2019.

Answer (Matt Warman)

The Department intends to publish its response to the Digital Identity Call for Evidence in Spring 2020.

18 Mar 2020, 3:50 p.m. Railways: Disability Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of improving the accessibility of rail infrastructure on employment opportunities for disabled people.

Answer (Chris Heaton-Harris)

Departments are working together through the Disability Unit in the Cabinet Office which has been established in recognition of the barriers faced by disabled people in their lives.

The National Strategy for Disabled People due to be published later this year will focus on the issues that most affect disabled people: housing, education, transport and jobs. As part of this, Departments across Whitehall are considering how they can make the greatest contribution to the lives of disabled people in our nation.

17 Mar 2020, 4:30 p.m. European Arrest Warrants: Gibraltar Neil Coyle

Question to the Home Office

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of a framework similar to the European Arrest Warrant for Gibraltar after UK access to the European Arrest Warrants ends.

Answer (James Brokenshire)

The Government has always been clear that Gibraltar is an integral part of our negotiations with the EU and we have committed to involve Gibraltar fully as we negotiate the next stage of the UK-EU relationship.

The UK is not seeking to participate in the European Arrest Warrant as part of the future relationship. The agreement should instead provide for fast-track extradition arrangements, based on the EU’s Surrender Agreement with Norway and Iceland which came into force in 2019, but with appropriate further safeguards for individuals beyond those in the European Arrest Warrant.

17 Mar 2020, 3:10 p.m. Access to Work Programme: Greater London Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the level of uptake of the Access to Work scheme in (a) Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituency and (b) London.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

The latest figures for Access to Work may be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/access-to-work-statistics-april-2007-to-march-2019

There are two main types of Access to Work provision: Assessments and Elements. More than one item of Access to Work provision of the same type or of different types can be approved for the same person in a given financial year or in different financial years. Table 3 of the Access to Work Statistics includes the number of people who had any Access to Work provision approved by various customer characteristics. Within the regions breakdown you will find the number of people who were approved for any Access to Work provision in London.

In 2018/19, 80 people in the Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituency had any Access to Work provision approved. We do not routinely publish geographic breakdowns to constituency level. This figure was obtained from the Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Service Client (DiSC) administrative system and is rounded to the nearest 10.

17 Mar 2020, 12:22 p.m. Crime: Victims Neil Coyle

Question to the Ministry of Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Queen's Speech December 2019 Background Briefing Notes, what his timescale is for (a) publishing and (b) introducing a revised victims' code; and whether that revised code will include a children's victims' code.

Answer (Alex Chalk)

Our consultation ‘Improving the Victims’ Code’ is due to close on 16 April 2020. We will publish a finalised version of the revised Victims’ Code as part of the response to this consultation as soon as possible and introduce it later this year.

As outlined in our first consultation on the Victims’ Code held in 2019, ‘Proposals for revising the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime’, we are fully committed to publishing child/young person friendly guidance alongside the revised Victims’ Code.

16 Mar 2020, 2:49 p.m. Access to Work Programme Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce the time taken for Access to Work applications to be processed.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

Access to Work is focused on reviewing and improving our customer journey to ensure we provide an excellent level of service. In order to support customers to move into work as quickly as possible we prioritise any applications where the customer is due to begin work in four weeks or less.

12 Mar 2020, 5:53 p.m. Crime: Exploitation Neil Coyle

Question to the Home Office

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Queen's Speech December 2019 Background Briefing Notes, whether she plans to include a statutory definition of criminal exploitation in the Serious Violence Bill.

Answer (Kit Malthouse)

The Queen’s Speech set out an ambitious package of reforms to deliver on the people’s priorities, to tackle violent crime and to safeguard people’s streets and neighbourhoods. This includes the introduction of the Serious Violence Bill. The Bill will create a new legal duty on a range of local agencies, including the police, councils and local health bodies, to prevent and reduce serious violence. It will also introduce new court orders, which will make it easier for the police to stop and search those convicted of knife and offensive weapon offences, and prevent them from carrying knives on our streets.

The Bill and draft guidance for local agencies will be published in due course.

12 Mar 2020, 5:43 p.m. Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an estimate of the number of benefits claimants that will be affected by the European Court of Human Rights judgement of 24 October 2019 on the classification of panic rooms for the purposes of the spare room subsidy.

Answer (Will Quince)

We are carefully considering the court’s decision.

12 Mar 2020, 5:43 p.m. Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an estimate of the annual cost to the public purse of amending benefit claimants' payments in line with the European Court of Human Rights judgement of 24 October 2019 on the classification of panic rooms for the purposes of the spare room subsidy.

Answer (Will Quince)

We are carefully considering the court’s decision.

12 Mar 2020, 3:28 p.m. Self-employed: Tax Avoidance Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing regulations to prevent companies who employ temporary agency contractors operating disguised remuneration schemes before the reforms to off-payroll working rules are made in April 2020.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

It is possible to comply with the off-payroll working rules without using disguised remuneration schemes. The Government remains committed to tackling the continued use of disguised remuneration schemes, and set out further action to tackle these schemes at the Budget. HMRC have already published a factsheet to support contractors to prepare for the changes to the off-payroll working rules, and are continuing to step up their communications in the run up to implementation. HMRC have also launched further products to support contractors in understanding the changes, including a self-help guide on how to spot tax avoidance schemes.

12 Mar 2020, 3:18 p.m. Self-employed: Tax Avoidance Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to improve the usability of the Check Employment Status Tool ahead of the introduction of reforms to the off-payroll working rules.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

HMRC developed the Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) online tool to help organisations and individuals determine employment status for tax and decide whether the off-payroll working rules apply.

The CEST service was developed in conjunction with tax specialists, contractors and other stakeholders. It was rigorously tested against established case law and settled cases to ensure it provides accurate results in line with current binding judgments. In the vast majority of uses, CEST will determine whether the engagement is employed or self-employed for tax purposes. HMRC will stand by CEST’s results provided accurate and correct information is used, in accordance with their guidance.

In November 2019, HMRC launched an enhanced version of CEST, having worked with over 300 stakeholders to identify improvements. The tool’s enhancements included making questions and the results clearer, increasing the number of questions to provide a more thorough assessment, and building in features to reduce user errors.

Since launch, HMRC have monitored customer feedback and have updated the tool’s language where this improves the customer experience. This includes providing additional help text and links to off-payroll guidance in HMRC’s Employment Status Manual. HMRC are continuing to monitor feedback with a view to making future usability updates.

12 Mar 2020, 2:56 p.m. Self-employed: Tax Avoidance Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on employment rights of the proposed reforms to off-payroll working rules.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

It is fair that two people working as employees pay broadly the same tax and NICs, even if one of them works through their own company and the other is directly employed. There is no direct link between employment status for rights and employment status for tax; however, those who wish to challenge their employment status for rights can take their case to an employment tribunal, regardless of their tax status.

12 Mar 2020, 2:52 p.m. Self-employed: Tax Avoidance Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) preparedness of businesses for the reforms to off-payroll working rules due to be implemented in April 2020 and (b) the potential merits of delaying that implementation date.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

As announced at Budget 2018, the reform of the off-payroll working rules will come into effect from 6 April 2020. The Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) published in July 2019 sets out HMRC’s assessment that the reform to the off-payroll working rules is expected to affect 170,000 individuals. The TIIN can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rules-for-off-payroll-working-from-april-2020/rules-for-off-payroll-working-from-april-2020.

As part of the review published on 27 February 2020, HMRC engaged with a number of affected individuals and businesses through a series of stakeholder roundtables to test business readiness.

The Government is committed to working with organisations to ensure changes to the off-payroll working rules are implemented correctly from April 2020. HMRC are undertaking an extensive programme of education and support to help organisations prepare for the reform. This includes:

  • Offering one-to-one support to more than 2,000 of the UK’s biggest employers, and writing directly to 43,000 medium sized businesses and other organisations.
  • Providing large and medium sized businesses, public bodies, and charities with factsheets to share with their contractors, and publishing this factsheet on gov.uk.
  • Holding workshops with small tax agents, recruitment agencies, charities, and public bodies.
  • Holding at least weekly webinars, with small tax agents, recruitment agencies, charities, public bodies and contractors.
  • Publishing an enhanced version of the Check Employment Status for Tax online tool in November 2019 to help individuals and organisations make the right status determinations and apply the off-payroll rules correctly.
12 Mar 2020, 2:52 p.m. Self-employed: Tax Avoidance Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on labour market flexibility of the proposed reforms to off-payroll working rules.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

As announced at Budget 2018, the reform of the off-payroll working rules will come into effect from 6 April 2020. The Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) published in July 2019 sets out HMRC’s assessment that the reform to the off-payroll working rules is expected to affect 170,000 individuals. The TIIN can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rules-for-off-payroll-working-from-april-2020/rules-for-off-payroll-working-from-april-2020.

As part of the review published on 27 February 2020, HMRC engaged with a number of affected individuals and businesses through a series of stakeholder roundtables to test business readiness.

The Government is committed to working with organisations to ensure changes to the off-payroll working rules are implemented correctly from April 2020. HMRC are undertaking an extensive programme of education and support to help organisations prepare for the reform. This includes:

  • Offering one-to-one support to more than 2,000 of the UK’s biggest employers, and writing directly to 43,000 medium sized businesses and other organisations.
  • Providing large and medium sized businesses, public bodies, and charities with factsheets to share with their contractors, and publishing this factsheet on gov.uk.
  • Holding workshops with small tax agents, recruitment agencies, charities, and public bodies.
  • Holding at least weekly webinars, with small tax agents, recruitment agencies, charities, public bodies and contractors.
  • Publishing an enhanced version of the Check Employment Status for Tax online tool in November 2019 to help individuals and organisations make the right status determinations and apply the off-payroll rules correctly.
12 Mar 2020, 12:36 p.m. Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing Neil Coyle

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money from the public purse was spent on legal fees for cases relating to the classification of panic rooms as spare rooms for the purposes of the spare room subsidy in each of the last five years.

Answer (Will Quince)

Case “A” a property adapted under the sanctuary scheme, including the installation of a panic room, was heard from the Court of Appeal upwards alongside a number of other cases challenging the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (RSRS) policy. Therefore, we are unable to apportion the specific costs in relation to case A.

In the majority of the cases it was found that the removal of the RSRS policy was lawful and that Discretionary Housing Payments(DHPs) were an appropriate mitigation.

Since 2011 the Government has provided over £1bn in DHPs to local authorities (LAs) to help support vulnerable people affected by different welfare reforms including the RSRS. Additionally, we announced a further £40m for DHPs in 2020/21.

10 Mar 2020, 5:24 p.m. National Probation Service for England and Wales: Bermondsey and Old Southwark Neil Coyle

Question to the Ministry of Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the relocation of the Probation Service Offices on Harper Road in Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituency.

Answer (Lucy Frazer)

The National Probation Service (NPS) occupies 21 Harper Road on a leasehold basis and the tenancy is due to expire in 2059. We understand the proposed redevelopment of the area will provide valuable employment and the department has been exploring options for relocating staff currently in situ to other offices while keeping any disruption to a minimum. We expect to be able to recommence discussions shortly with the landlord regarding the lease and the Probation Service’s office at 21 Harper Road.

9 Mar 2020, 5:36 p.m. Sleeping Rough: Death Neil Coyle

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many deaths have been recorded as a result of homeless people taking shelter in bins which are then removed by refuse workers in each of the last twelve months; what steps he is taking to help prevent further such deaths; and whether he plans to provide training to refuse workers to help reduce the risk of further deaths.

Answer (Luke Hall)

Every premature death of someone homeless is one too many and we take this matter extremely seriously. It should not happen that people die prematurely and on the street because they are homeless.

We are absolutely committed to ending rough sleeping by the end of this parliament. To achieve this, we are providing £437 million to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in 2020/2021.This marks a £69 million increase in funding from the previous year.

This year we have expanded the Rough Sleeping Initiative with investment of £46 million for 246 areas – providing funding for an estimated 2,600 bed spaces and 750 staff. Next year, we are allocating a further £112 million to around 270 areas, funding up to 6,000 bed spaces and 2,500 staff. And this is having an impact. The RSI impact evaluation shows that the Initiative has reduced the number of people sleeping rough by 32 per cent in the areas funded, compared to the number it would have been had the RSI not been in place.

We do not hold data on the number of deaths as a result of people taking shelter in refuse bins. However, we understand some local councils and businesses have conducted research and supplied advice on this issue in recent years.

This Government is aware that a skilled frontline workforce is essential to delivering good services and ultimately reducing homelessness. Delivery of the Key Groups Training programme launched in Summer 2019.  The training programme is expected to cater for 3,450 members of the frontline homelessness workforce by the end of June 2020.

Local authorities and outreach teams work tirelessly to ensure that appropriate support is given to all rough sleepers regardless of where they are found, be that in tents, doorways, bins or on the street.

4 Mar 2020, 4:28 p.m. Tax Avoidance Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allocate resources to HMRC in the forthcoming Budget to help ensure that people who promoted the Loan Charge scheme are held accountable.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

The Government is determined to continue to tackle promoters of tax avoidance schemes, including disguised remuneration schemes. HMRC are on track to deliver the Government’s commitment to double the resources dedicated to tackling promoters by the end of 2019-20.

In the response to the Loan Charge review, the Government announced a package of measures to reduce the scope for promoters to market tax avoidance schemes. HMRC have committed to publishing a revised strategy for tackling promoters of tax avoidance schemes by the end of March 2020.

4 Mar 2020, 4:25 p.m. Spirits: Excise Duties Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will take steps to reduce excise duty on UK spirits.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

All taxes are kept under review, and any changes to tax will be announced through the Budget process.

4 Mar 2020, 4:23 p.m. Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake a review of alcohol duty and postpone changes to excise duty collection arrangements for post duty point dilution until the results of that review are available.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

As committed to in the manifesto, the Government will undertake a review of alcohol duties. Further announcements will be made in due course.

However, there are no plans to postpone the prohibitive actions against post duty point dilution for wine. UK drinks manufacturers have been given over 18 months’ notice to adapt their business models. The Treasury does keep all taxes under review, including their impact on drink manufacturers.

4 Mar 2020, 4:22 p.m. Wines: Excise Duties Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HMRC Alcohol Duty Statistics (October 2019), what assessment he has made of the effect of the increase in duty on wine in 2019 Budget on duty receipts from wine.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

Announced at Budget 2018, Wine Duty rates on ‘wine of fresh grape’ and ‘made-wine’ at or below 22% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) increased by Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation from 1 February 2019.

Between February 2019 and January 2020, HMRC received £4,406 million from Wine Duty; an increase of £94.9 million (2.2%) compared to February 2018 to January 2019. The latest Wine Duty receipts are published in ‘HMRC tax receipts and National Insurance contributions for the UK’: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-the-uk.

HMRC do not receive information on brands, prices and volumes and are therefore unable to disaggregate how much of this increase is linked to the 1 February 2019 RPI rate rise compared to other wine market changes.

2 Mar 2020, 3:15 p.m. Taxation: Advisory Services Neil Coyle

Question to the HM Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to further regulate tax advisers.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

As announced in the response to the independent review of the loan charge, the Government will launch a call for evidence on what steps it can take to raise standards in the tax advice market.


Tweets

Date Department or MP
4 Apr 2020, 4:43 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@seaniegriff Hope @lb_southwark aware?

4 Apr 2020, 11:05 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Congratulations to @Keir_Starmer @AngelaRayner - a massive improvement! Good luck to both getting the changes underway that are desperately needed to improve Labour!

4 Apr 2020, 10:24 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Gyropitus @ExStrategist @PeterCBowyer @UKLabour Hope it's a long way and a single ticket.

4 Apr 2020, 9:51 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Less than an hour till his hopelessness is over and hope begins anew...

4 Apr 2020, 1:17 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@MorelandJo Like backing the December election which he couldn't survive?! Cheers.

4 Apr 2020, 12:39 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Bluesoulreggae It's time Communists rejoined one of their own parties and left ours.

4 Apr 2020, 12:39 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@MorelandJo @TheHouseLive He wasn't on the right side in Kosovo or Sierra Leone was he? But he's gone in a few hours so not to worry. Thanks.

4 Apr 2020, 12:18 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Should not have been let anywhere near yesterday's Labour Party, let alone tomorrow's better offer. https://t.co/dWaspjcs4y

3 Apr 2020, 8:40 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@kwaytiaou He shifted people from voting Labour to voting Tory. The new leader has his work cut out massively to just deal with the problems Corbyn ignored.

3 Apr 2020, 4:27 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Noted. https://t.co/60vHEExbyi

3 Apr 2020, 4:04 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Enigmatichobbit I didn't say they were all charmless. You've done your own interpretation there. Can't imagine why. Thanks, again. Till tomorrow!

2 Apr 2020, 8:24 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@SachinPatel_87 @politicshome My foodbank has been operating today. It's hard for some, but imagine being able to do more than one thing at a time! Thanks for your input.

2 Apr 2020, 7:47 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@omp199 @johnandi @cawsandfleur @politicshome You're entitled to an opinion but that's simply not what voters have said to explain their choice in December. But it's over. New leader Saturday and we can all move on.

2 Apr 2020, 7:21 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Time to draw the curtains on this disastrous leader and all his failings. Roll on Saturday and a new Leader, new top team and new start for Labour. https://t.co/j5G51sujxH

2 Apr 2020, 6:05 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@justinmadders Thanks

2 Apr 2020, 5:44 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@PDWriter @h1llbillies @politicshome He inspired loads to vote for Johnson in December sadly. I hope you 'get behind the leader' on Saturday.

2 Apr 2020, 5:26 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@mikeysmith But which point 4 was that?!

2 Apr 2020, 2:37 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Worse than that - whilst slagging off Labour in Government for being 'continuity Thatcher' & 'neoliberal' - some of the main asks still in 2019 were to restore police numbers, prison officers, Sure Start, legal aid and more to the levels of... Labour in Government 🤷🏼‍♂️ https://t.co/M6Xzp3q6eE

2 Apr 2020, 1:11 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Amazing! https://t.co/hORQLxUZ0f

2 Apr 2020, 12:47 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@DRees31 @politicshome I wouldn't ask you.

2 Apr 2020, 11:12 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@kv654321 They chose a known liar over Corbyn. Wilfully. You can call them stupid and never win them back. Or you can try and understand why they disliked Corbyn so much. But I suspect this is beyond your capabilities. Goodbye.

2 Apr 2020, 11:02 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Because ten years isn't enough... Because the deepest cuts to police, public services and damage to the NHS isn't enough... Because rising homelessness and foodbank reliance issn't enough... 'Just sit back and wait' is not a strategy - it's a pathetic excuse for wasted time. https://t.co/zHzmWH18GP

2 Apr 2020, 10:54 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Very sad to hear from one constituent who has lost her mum and sister to coronavirus. Please #StayHome #StaySafe #ProtectTheNHS & protect each other.

2 Apr 2020, 10:44 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@funkybunch1966 You just keep 'JC4PM2019' in your biog and the rest of us will get on with 2020. Thanks.

2 Apr 2020, 10:18 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Enigmatichobbit @hr_darren @politicshome And yet under Corbyn, rebelling had led to calls for deselection and worse. Different standards.

2 Apr 2020, 10:16 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@robbiechad1420 @KevinPascoe I won my re-selection thanks.

2 Apr 2020, 10:13 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

'Dumb mugs' - how the charmless Corbynistas refer to voters. No attempt to understand or empathise. And they wonder why they helped make him so repellant. https://t.co/oK7qQMOupB

2 Apr 2020, 9:30 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Enigmatichobbit @politicshome Hopefully it wakes people up. Thanks for your input.

2 Apr 2020, 9:26 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

But distinctly number two in reality https://t.co/3p6YujZpbZ

2 Apr 2020, 9:24 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Enigmatichobbit @politicshome Always fascinated when peope claim to speak for more than themselves in referring to the 'membership'. Let's see what Saturday brings.

2 Apr 2020, 9:04 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@lotsofsocialism @politicshome And as co-Chair of the APPG on Wines and Spirits I'm glad you've bought some and look forward to toasting my re-selection (again: I won last year).

2 Apr 2020, 9:01 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@SashaClarkson @politicshome I won my reselection thanks. Perhaps if the Party hadn't gone through that internal waste of time, energy and resources we could all have been fighting in marginal seats. What an epic failure the last few years have been.

2 Apr 2020, 8:47 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Didn't take long before a Corbyn fan alludes to 'foreign interference'. Whatever could they mean?! 'Use of racism' even acknowledges it exists. Blocked. https://t.co/FxasqJ2bU4

2 Apr 2020, 8:34 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Jeremy Corbyn's legacy? Whatever Boris Johnson chooses, after Corbyn gifted him an 80 seat majority. Labour's worst ever leader leaves in disgrace, my piece for @politicshome https://t.co/3OWaMlvP6z

2 Apr 2020, 8:12 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@se1 It's one way to isolate the counter staff I suppose...!

2 Apr 2020, 8:11 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Johnson/Cummings failed to prepare our NHS or country adequately for the pandemic they knew was coming before Christmas. Still no proper plan in place months later. Inexcusable. https://t.co/7Dd9zV1QBS

2 Apr 2020, 8:08 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@se1 So the branch is closed Saturday but the counter is open? Seems unlikely!

1 Apr 2020, 10:11 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

More fab people doing fab things in a time of crisis! https://t.co/OtAGipTRQo

1 Apr 2020, 7:50 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Another million let downs feared from #DWP as demand for #UniversalCredit jumps massively again. The exposure of this awful system must lead to more urgent reforms after years of failing people in need. https://t.co/9sOCKlbWGC

1 Apr 2020, 6:53 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Wow: anyone had their safe stolen? Let's help the police crack this one... https://t.co/53lMceZQhi

1 Apr 2020, 4:15 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@BreadFox7 @snorenat @PhilWilsonXMP Every single Labour MP voted against that Bill at final stages. Not one Labour MP voted for it early on. It's raw - and poor - spin which some fell for (and every gesture since).

1 Apr 2020, 3:17 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Another big thank you to everyone supporting all foodbanks in this hugely difficult period. You're all amazing! https://t.co/J9MhtBPGCm

1 Apr 2020, 3:04 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

An insensitive April Fool from one of the people so concerned with unity they tried to get rid of the directly elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party? https://t.co/En8SdBT5dv

1 Apr 2020, 1:55 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

When will Gove and other Ministers stop trying to blag and lie their way out of a crisis. Pathetic. https://t.co/HNYpF7Mrrb

1 Apr 2020, 1:40 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@brianmoore666 He says carry the box flat!

1 Apr 2020, 1:39 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Excellent, honest piece by the great @PhilWilsonXMP New leader needs to move the Party on as fast as possible: https://t.co/FdpwiunUL9

1 Apr 2020, 11:44 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

A thread listing just some of the sickening antisemitism Labour has been engulfed in for too long - at the very top. See also @RuthSmeeth article this week: https://t.co/ZeONoY7HP2 https://t.co/irAtpmH92A

31 Mar 2020, 10:21 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I hope they keep this up weekly after the lockdown is over. Looks good fun! https://t.co/3V8B9rlL51

31 Mar 2020, 9:48 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Awful news of a 13 year old boy passing away after testing positive for coronavirus. Please #StayHome #StaySafe #ProtectTheNHS https://t.co/hFNU6TjrFc

31 Mar 2020, 9:21 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@mattforde Be fair, he's got to clear the desk before Saturday.

31 Mar 2020, 9:20 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@PolhomeEditor Consistent to the end.

31 Mar 2020, 11 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Shut them down! Hope @lb_southwark will investigate https://t.co/9qSl4VOuAo

31 Mar 2020, 8:49 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The Government has not been at all clear with the public about this crucial issue. Lies won't cut it. Lives are at stake. https://t.co/C5F95L2ZlD

30 Mar 2020, 1:54 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

This is really pathetic. No one needs to play tennis so bad they cost the council the repairs to the gates. Unbelievably selfish when so many local people are acting responsibly and abiding by the lockdown. https://t.co/np32LIbXjA

30 Mar 2020, 12:48 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Excellent piece by @RuthSmeeth - I sincerely hope the moral bankruptcy and utter failure to tackle this most historic racism under team Corbyn is almost over. Just a few days left after far too long in denial. https://t.co/xwOj8PtznD

30 Mar 2020, 9:13 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@DailyMirror The article lists concerns about flights coming in from Italy, Spain and New York, yet the image is Air China? The Mirror is better than this.

30 Mar 2020, 8:55 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

No one doubts Hancock has worked hard in (belated) response to the crisis but this massaging of the figures (it was 7,000 tests yesterday) just looks grubby. https://t.co/T50BFHa7Nh

30 Mar 2020, 8:51 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I hope, when we get through this, we will have a more responsible media narrative on the NHS and on its workforce. I fear the Daily Mail and others are likely to disappoint. https://t.co/fbZnnpyupI

29 Mar 2020, 11:15 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The United States once provided global leadership. This just seems rather tragic: https://t.co/Umxkm9kBXq

29 Mar 2020, 7:16 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The sooner these 'outriders' ride right out and far away the better. https://t.co/FjRcO8TRLH

29 Mar 2020, 6:29 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Please sign the ⁦@GMB_union⁩ petition asking ASOS to do the right thing for their workers and for the NHS. https://t.co/lYsUI6ZhPD

29 Mar 2020, 5:04 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Labourpaul Oh yes. Respect the mandate and all that.

29 Mar 2020, 4:47 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@bradleywbahar @easyJet @UK_CAA Hi - if you're a constituent please email including your address and more info on the flight to Neil.Coyle.MP@parliament.uk and I'll take it up, thank you

29 Mar 2020, 2:48 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@zoekennedy No. I'm making a list of pubs and restaurants! Need to reclaim them and help rebuild businesses after a really tough period

29 Mar 2020, 2:21 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I hope @GMB_union @Tim_Roache keep up the pressure on ASOS. Blocking MPs on twitter will not stop the scrutiny or investigations further down the line. Short-sighted, foolish and designed to hide from dangerous practice putting employees at risk, as well as the NHS. https://t.co/QqhM8Xieqi

29 Mar 2020, 2:16 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

#StayHome #StaySafe #ProtectTheNHS https://t.co/7aXGcmPDlc

28 Mar 2020, 4:47 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Absolutely brilliant work! https://t.co/iipOoiQPwD

28 Mar 2020, 3:47 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@DavidFrankal Sure

28 Mar 2020, 1:08 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Once again, amazed at the generosity of local people! This team collected all these items for my foodbank in #SE17 - if you need help or know someone running low please email Neil.Coyle.MP@parliament.uk or call 020 7219 7650 https://t.co/JXiJyVHPjF

27 Mar 2020, 9:02 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@RhonddaBryant @mattforde @fredsirieix1 Happy anniversary!

27 Mar 2020, 3:47 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Seems very strange to not have surgery today. If you live in Bermondsey & Old Southwark and think I might be able to help please call 020 7219 7650 or email Neil.Coyle.MP@parliament.uk - keep taking care please everyone! #stayhome #staysafe #ProtectTheNHS

27 Mar 2020, 1:31 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@paulwaugh We should all be grateful Grayling is no longer in the Cabinet.

27 Mar 2020, 1:26 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I wish the Prime Minister a speedy recovery. I also remind him that the recommended period for self-isolating has been raised to two decades. https://t.co/2T0osyf5qP

27 Mar 2020, 11:44 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@tashidale @ElaineDyson1 @celtjules66 You know we were out every day campaigning in good numbers and increased the majority here right? I mean, it'd look really silly if you just spouted nonsense on such a public forum...

27 Mar 2020, 9:43 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

After a decade of increasing homelessness and rough sleeping the Government is demanding councils tackle the problem Ministers have largely created. Resources are needed urgently to tackle the problem not just during the pandemic, but longer term. https://t.co/BDfCI8MWYf

27 Mar 2020, 9:27 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Government help coming through far too slowly for most. Well done @lb_southwark @SouthwarkLabour @Victoria_Mills for getting £15m out to local employers so fast to protect jobs in our borough. Amazingly fast support at such a tough time! https://t.co/0a9Kz39AtK

26 Mar 2020, 11:16 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@charlie62215216 Thanks for sharing!

26 Mar 2020, 11:13 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Phnar https://t.co/4iXXpBByJG

26 Mar 2020, 10:48 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@ayestotheright Or... https://t.co/GVOnzSrV0H

26 Mar 2020, 7:02 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

For the 40,000 self employed in Southwark (about 1/5 of the total workforce) today's announcement does not reflect the urgency of the situation. June is too far off and #UniversalCredit is collapsing under pressure as well as beset with delays of its own.

26 Mar 2020, 7 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

A welcome u-turn and a sign of further lessening of Cummings' influence hopefully. 🤞 https://t.co/Pl7n4GPpng

26 Mar 2020, 6:57 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@smithson_gavin 10,000 likes says otherwise. But some peope will never see the truth, I recognise that. Perhaps in time.

26 Mar 2020, 5:34 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@JameyBillions That's why I won in 2015...

26 Mar 2020, 5:33 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Voiceof89092623 @DEBORAHHERRON12 @ItCorbyn Labour did not ask for the inquiry. If your grasp of truth is this weak then good luck with the rest of your life.

26 Mar 2020, 5:32 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Richbink If you can't accept the mathematical truth then that is a worry. Take care.

26 Mar 2020, 8:32 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The Chancellor promised everything would be done that was needed to protect our economy & all workers. Let's hope the Government's late plans are more generous & cover as many self-employed people as possible to prevent further unnecessary travel, anxiety & risks to the NHS. https://t.co/wXbdJ1peOS

26 Mar 2020, 8:16 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@SteveChalke It translates more accurately as 'opportunity for danger' or 'point of danger' but your suggestion is more motivational and, due to JFK, has been used widely. Hope all well at Oasis - v glad the foodbank still operating! Hope you're taking care

26 Mar 2020, 7:24 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@RobHoll Stick a wig on it and make it US President? Couldn't do a worse job...

25 Mar 2020, 10:13 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@JamesEFoster @annaturley @woggastweet @DaveWimblePhoto @UKLabour From a lower point than 2015. And all those issues got worse under May and Johnson but still we are further behind. Perhaps your measure of success needs adjusting and you need to listen to voters not continue looking for excuses for failure.

25 Mar 2020, 6:41 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@ahmes22 Yes. Check the 1983 result against 2019 - and after a decade of cuts, and the choice of overt liar as PM.

25 Mar 2020, 6:38 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@merseyview @jeremycorbyn They did in December. My majority increased. Go check the absolute boy's. Oh...

25 Mar 2020, 5:58 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@GMacL114 Can you unfollow me too? Thanks

25 Mar 2020, 5:53 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I see social isolation and home working means the 12% of the population on Twitter have been busy bees this afternoon. Hope people are pleased with reaffirming their own view. History has already been written. Opinions might differ (wildly) but the facts speak for themselves.

25 Mar 2020, 5:49 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I hope the secretariat are aware of this charming account @KateGreenSU https://t.co/qfz60oPzfE

25 Mar 2020, 3:26 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Lacanox I did not back the election. It was a gift to Johnson. Totally avoidable when he was heading for the ditch.

25 Mar 2020, 3:18 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Putting ideology before British people's lives. A very dangerous approach from Johnson. https://t.co/8y6X4McvHA

25 Mar 2020, 3:13 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Sinclair1875 Except the ones we won. And yes, imagine how much better 2017 could have gone. Such a wasted opportunity with the Party held back.

25 Mar 2020, 3:12 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@arse_niall It was his policy and it was his choice to back the avoidable election.

25 Mar 2020, 2:31 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Dianeillingwor5 Simply untrue. Check your facts. Not a single Labour MP voted for those cuts. You've been spun.

25 Mar 2020, 2:30 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@AbulEyse By giving him an 80 seat majority?!

25 Mar 2020, 2:18 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Some people think MPs' staff should all be paid nothing. There's a reason I am a trade unionist as well as Labour. My team work hard and deserve every penny. I'd pay more if I could. https://t.co/MJ85wzQod6

25 Mar 2020, 1:17 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@dmcevoy I wouldn't say he had no class. He and his politics were decidedly upper middle class.

25 Mar 2020, 1:12 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@LabourGRT As former chair of the APPG I find that sad. But given your personal and previous message maybe it's for the best.

25 Mar 2020, 12:54 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Friends of Corbyn still showing how they win elections... https://t.co/dPHCkH9goe

25 Mar 2020, 12:52 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@price_ayotunde @margarethodge Changed the law several times from Opposition backbenches including on terror insurance and benefits for disabled people. Something Corbyn never did since 1983.

25 Mar 2020, 12:50 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@TEMacCarthaigh @LabourGRT Thanks so much for your kind words Tiernan. Your support is noted. Your account is muted.

25 Mar 2020, 12:49 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@LewisHa56826621 I won a seat for Labour. Thanks for keeping up.

25 Mar 2020, 12:46 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@TweetForTheMany *yawns and mutes*

25 Mar 2020, 12:34 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@TheUKDemocrat I think the police will act appropriately when enforcing. As long as it's not a group of dog walkers multiple times per day!

25 Mar 2020, 12:33 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@TxThe1Percent That's why you're replying!!!

25 Mar 2020, 12:33 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@WaspDave @doktordunc And history will show we were right to seek change and he was wrong to cling on and damage the party.

25 Mar 2020, 12:32 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@LabourGRT Perhaps you should tweet from a personal account and not that of the group.

25 Mar 2020, 12:27 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@doktordunc Afraid you can't change the facts to suit your opinion.

25 Mar 2020, 12:26 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Johnson says at PMQs that self-employed people will have news in the 'next couple of days'. In the meantime, anxiety continues, avoidable travel (including on tube) continues, and risks to the wider public and NHS continue. Government must pick up the pace urgently!

25 Mar 2020, 12:24 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Last PMQs for Corbyn. Some say he should have gone in December. I think he should have gone in 2016. We are further behind now than when Labour left office in 2010, letting down those who need us most. History will judge him as he deserves: Labour's worst ever leader.

25 Mar 2020, 11:56 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Testament that the Government has failed to tackle rogue employers; failed to support the self-employed; and failed to address poor employment practices which mean the state now foots the bill. https://t.co/PgLhs9a7NS

25 Mar 2020, 11:32 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

That's 105,000 people let down by Government before they're again let down by #DWP and made to wait at least 5 weeks for #UniversalCredit - Govt must announce support for self-employed and how it'll tackle rogue employers today https://t.co/mZWujq4Lec

25 Mar 2020, 11:28 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@anniemakeup @lb_southwark @spunkymonkey200 @FreeSpirit_Ekun You'll have to email me the address as I'm unsure where you live. I don't see all twitter notifications btw so email safer in any case.

25 Mar 2020, 8:30 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The tube will not be able to keep running at current levels if Ministers don't tackle rogue employers insisting non keyworkers come in. https://t.co/94DYmJkD7L

25 Mar 2020, 8:14 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Simmoina Unless the Governemnt clarify they're not key workers they are unlikely to stop. It puts their workers at risk, it puts the public at risk they come into contact with, it poses risks for the NHS & also undermines Govt strategy of staying home.

25 Mar 2020, 8:12 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Local government as ever leading from the front with @lb_southwark providing c.£5m in support to 100s of businesses so fast - well done to @peterjohn6 @Victoria_Mills @SouthwarkLabour & all council officers involved https://t.co/TP5DZrYaHX

25 Mar 2020, 8:09 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The Government should use this to help charities, especially foodbanks, support people through this crisis https://t.co/zWB7LHq1S1

25 Mar 2020, 8 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

'Mate' stop making yourself look like a plonker. Talk to the guys you advised when they cut our police. But try to be useful now: tell them to stop employers forcing non keyworkers to use the tube for example. Work for Londoners for once, not just your Tory pals. https://t.co/rUxKAPaWo5

25 Mar 2020, 7:52 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Once again the Government lags behind necessity and contradicts its own advice. Beyond inept. https://t.co/2WRGIH4owy

24 Mar 2020, 6:46 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@PARLYapp Is Jim ok?!

24 Mar 2020, 6:25 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Hearing about estate agents, construction workers, accountants, beauticians and so many more being forced to continue working - some due to rogue employers, others self-employed still waiting for Government protection: https://t.co/NFrBT3OzPT

24 Mar 2020, 4:35 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@DTJenkins1976 Hi David - please copy @lb_southwark into complaints about how they're managing the parks currently.

24 Mar 2020, 4:28 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@anniemakeup @FreeSpirit_Ekun @lb_southwark I'm not sure they have but I think @lb_southwark have made a decision on this and hope they can advise

24 Mar 2020, 1:21 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Please send examples of terrible employers like @foxtons to Rachel to investigate fully. Whilst many employers are acting responsibly, sadly I fear the committee will be inundated. https://t.co/TNbQAwNc0V

24 Mar 2020, 1:09 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Why is it always a bloke who thinks he knows the situation being referred to better? This guy has no idea how many staff have underlying health conditions. No clue if pregnant employees are involved. Arrogance ahead of awareness. Just butt out!! https://t.co/yP4dubVo1T

24 Mar 2020, 12:59 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

For years Governments have turned a blind eye to awful employment practices and, frankly, scummy people like Mr Martin. There must be a reckoning and a new deal after the crisis to compel better employment conditions. https://t.co/0mrVxh76Xt

24 Mar 2020, 12:46 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@NeilEvansRocks @se1 @foxtons Which can be done from home. No excuses.

24 Mar 2020, 12:43 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Disgusted to learn that, contrary to Government advice and specific MHCLG info, @foxtons and #Dexters estate agents are forcing staff to work in Southwark. What part of you're not key workers and #StayHomeStaySafe #protecttheNHS do you not understand??! Send staff home asap!

24 Mar 2020, 7:35 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

About time someone told Ashley to STFU. But how many employers will require police or other intervention to close to protect their own staff, customers, wider public & the NHS? https://t.co/4N7jJJ4S8i

23 Mar 2020, 10:59 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I hope prosecutions follow. He belongs in a sewer, not a boardroom. https://t.co/UAPIwVdg35

23 Mar 2020, 10:48 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I had a low view of its owner but @SportsDirectUK is not a key worker site & must shut. If Johnson means what he says then a test case beckons: take action against the despicable attempt to force people to work in this crisis. Sickened at this horrific 'greed before need' mindset https://t.co/K7WjhkbY2E

23 Mar 2020, 10:44 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@zoegnurse Guys are providing the NCP parking free for NHS workers. I hope other hospitals do likewise where they can. It was a Government commitment ages ago tbh.

23 Mar 2020, 10:27 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

In the absence of a properly functioning social security system, foodbanks will be forced to remain open to supply bare essentials during this horrific crisis. Government must fund them and ensure no one goes without because of #DWP failings. https://t.co/cQ0GPbkgoF

23 Mar 2020, 8:45 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

If there's no support for self-employed people and no penalties for employers insisting workers come in, Johnson's announcement is insufficient to ensure compliance. He's acted late and the broadcast also sadly seemed like an apology for the ensuing NHS crisis in advance.

23 Mar 2020, 6:50 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I was amazed at the response to this morning's tweet but the range of people being forced to work despite risks to their health - and that of many more people - and to the NHS is truly shocking. Powers to stop indifferent employers are required. https://t.co/MEYKpzonRQ

23 Mar 2020, 3:56 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I hope Ministers commit to this today. https://t.co/pMBdkGluml

23 Mar 2020, 2:10 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Esme's Peppa Pig selection is safe for now...! Thanks @lb_southwark https://t.co/1j1BRNSNdW

23 Mar 2020, 1:56 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Glad Govt accepts 6-month renewal clause for such extensive powers. We also need movement from Ministers on: support for self-employed; social care & disabled people; prosecuting irresponsible employers; & scrapping deadlines for benefit applications/reconsiderations/appeals. https://t.co/2DImZyuJ5L

23 Mar 2020, 11:21 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Pugberto This is why the potential to prosecute is essential

23 Mar 2020, 11:03 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Don't assume you know the situation. You do not. This man made his case, his employer didn't/wouldn't listen and it was made clear he'd lose work if he didn't come in. Not everyone can turn down work either. https://t.co/0BptxHLWyj

23 Mar 2020, 10:42 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@bigdovbalby12 He's not in the photo but I really don't understand the mentality of commenting about something you know bugger all about to slag off someone you don't know who has raised an important issue.

23 Mar 2020, 10:13 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@JoshSmithSpears Josh, I've never got the tube to a florist but all our experiences differ I guess. I think the point about employers is more important frankly.

23 Mar 2020, 10:12 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Garry51799839 Well, yes! But no employer should be forcing non key workers to be working is my point. I hope the Government makes this clear today - with penalties for non-compliance.

23 Mar 2020, 9:43 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@nutritionguru62 Grow up. He's told peope to stay home. Muted.

23 Mar 2020, 9:16 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

A constituent who is not a key worker sent me this photo this morning. He is being forced to work by his employer. This was his tube journey. I've asked Government to consider prosecuting irresponsible employers taking risks with other people's lives and our NHS. https://t.co/cKfXWOZILw

23 Mar 2020, 8:28 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Thanks to the constituent who sent this wartime poster with the suggested updated message of 'Careless Walks Cost Lives'! #StayHome #StaySafe https://t.co/ZMNRArOStM

23 Mar 2020, 6:53 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

But Johnson cannot deny it was the policy he pursued initially. Whether they blame Cummings or not, Johnson advocated an approach which ignored experts' views until risks became clearer sadly. https://t.co/rqHwwsW9rK

23 Mar 2020, 6:34 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Some companies get it right! Pay attention EasyJet/Virgin and others asking for public £ but not acting similarly. https://t.co/4mqLP0TeiP

22 Mar 2020, 6:19 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@thatsbanging That's a very kind offer - have you tried @StMungos in #SE1 as they may welcome it

22 Mar 2020, 4:52 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@slooshbag5 Take the rest of the month off.

22 Mar 2020, 3:59 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@evanuba @OldFriendsSPark @peterjohn6 @lb_southwark @10DowningStreet You must have been very rude to get blocked by Peter. Keep following @lb_southwark for updates but the Cabinet Member has also tweeted this information, partly in response to the number of people failing to follow social distancing advice.

22 Mar 2020, 11:15 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@craig_walmsley That's the problem!

22 Mar 2020, 11:10 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Advisors advise, Ministers take decisions and the Prime Minister is responsible for the lot. Many blaming Cummings for 'herd immunity' damage and the deaths it is likely to cause but Johnson is his boss and chose his apparent path over that of science and medical experts.

21 Mar 2020, 11:25 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@cathedralsdavid It's actually Freemantle Street but you're pretty close!

21 Mar 2020, 4:49 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Lots of local bars now doing delivery - get stuck in #SE16 and eat well, avoid queues and help local businesses and workers! https://t.co/WL08YJm0ei

21 Mar 2020, 2:59 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Urgent appeal for any pub/restaurant/other in #SE1 or #SE16 with spare freezer capacity to help ensure a lot of food is not wasted that will go a long way! https://t.co/hkj4Pw5QG6

21 Mar 2020, 2:03 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

About ten delivery bikes/mopeds outside McDonald's on Walworth Road. They can't serve inside but are delivering and seem to be doing quite well. Some people have their McPriorities sorted!

21 Mar 2020, 2:02 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

My photo doesn't do it justice but this is one of the prettiest streets in Southwark at this time of year. There are positives out there! https://t.co/G935L3v9xr

21 Mar 2020, 1:59 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@AlisonSaint @nadhimzahawi On horseback I assume?!

21 Mar 2020, 12:27 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Half my deliveries done today! Glad roads are a little less busy for this unsteady cyclist. Email Neil.Coyle.MP@Parliament.uk if you're a constituent needing help. https://t.co/EzMiYQ5UIk

21 Mar 2020, 8:26 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Some excellent information from @lb_southwark on where to get help and also a reminder to be neighbourly at this difficult time! Take care and keep following advice please everyone https://t.co/nlOm83LHdB

21 Mar 2020, 7:55 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Shop workers are key workers in this crisis and I hope @sainsburys and all other supermarkets have been working closely with @UsdawUnion on these issues. We must all help protect key workers to ensure shops stay open! https://t.co/HUIbLB2TZj

21 Mar 2020, 7:51 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The contributions and hard work of some continues to amaze! https://t.co/6aza6xBHIS

20 Mar 2020, 6:52 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The Chancellor @RishiSunak is rightly being credited with interventions to date but praise also belongs to @The_TUC & esp @FrancesOGrady as well as @fsb_policy @CBItweets & many more playing a crucial role informing & advising Government. Well done everyone helping shape support!

20 Mar 2020, 6:49 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Self-employed people also desperate for more information and an extension of income guarantee from the Chancellor. Huge part of our economy and must not be overlooked.

20 Mar 2020, 6:43 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Big step from Government, much needed. Additional £ must reach employers asap to prevent more job losses. Loans may not appeal to some. More to do for renters & people on lowest incomes. We're not at worst point yet so I hope Chancellor sincere that more will follow as needed.

20 Mar 2020, 3:03 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I'm just amazed at how many brilliant schemes and projects are popping up and how many great people there are in Southwark. Another one here: https://t.co/2ZPo7aqxxq

20 Mar 2020, 2:04 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

A period of isolation for Mr Martin would be most welcome. https://t.co/BNtWuMxuOz

20 Mar 2020, 1:56 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@parkertron Please contact StreetLink who you can provide info to on this man's location and when he is there so that they can send someone trained to intervene. Use this site to get in touch with them: https://t.co/FkhxTIMuKV

20 Mar 2020, 12:40 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The idea that Mr Martin knows how many people have contracted the coronavirus in Wetherspoons pubs is just nonsense. He should not be allowed to put customers or staff at risk for the sake of his own bank balance. https://t.co/2vufGqvXSK

20 Mar 2020, 12:24 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

This is very good news for many small businesses in Southwark - thank you to @thearchcompany for this welcome position. I hope others will follow this good practice! https://t.co/msWM3IqCu9

20 Mar 2020, 8:38 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Follow the advice. Take care. Avoid travel if you can. Work from home where possible. Please do not buy more than you need, leaving others without. Keep an eye out for neighbours, especially older or disabled people. Let me know if I can help. Stay safe!

19 Mar 2020, 7:51 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

A reminder that both #Bermondsey & #Southwark tube stations on the #JubileeLine are expected to close affecting many people in #SE1 & #SE16 https://t.co/HewSPMb6qF

19 Mar 2020, 4:22 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I know many great people are already helping, but please donate items, funds and (most importantly) your time if you can support keeping local foodbanks open for those who need them in this tough time! https://t.co/m9gbFjLg4l

18 Mar 2020, 12:31 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

This is just one more reason @Uber should not be on London streets. If you're still using them, please pick a socially responsible alternative. One that cares about their employees and customers. https://t.co/gvmq9GL1NS

18 Mar 2020, 12:15 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

So many in Palestine have no water (or electricity) sonplease do donate if you can. Still waiting for @MarkRegev to meet and discuss this among many issues https://t.co/3ed3opYOlS

18 Mar 2020, 9:08 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@monkeytreepro That's nice. They must be in one of the countries where the embassy is still answering their phone.

18 Mar 2020, 9:04 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Have @TUIUK provided information to all the Brits they've stranded in Morocco yet? Asking for a constituent

18 Mar 2020, 8:32 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

3 constituents stranded in Peru, at least 1 in Morocco. The Government needs to bring them home or ensure their travel bookers do - my questions yesterday in the Commons https://t.co/drc2bxlgqj

18 Mar 2020, 8:19 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The farm and so many others are having to make very tough decisions and deserve our continued support. Keep donating - donate more if you can as closing has its own costs for all local charities! https://t.co/37DILa0NpP

17 Mar 2020, 7:06 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Two questions about constituents stuck in Peru and Morocco due to #coronavirus in the Commons today - proves how international the reach of Bermondsey and Old Southwark is! Local people are everywhere! https://t.co/u9cZa1R0JT

17 Mar 2020, 9:24 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@merseylady Pecan in Peckham is not too far and Dad's House in the Elephant and Castle shopping centre (upstairs) is also open but low on stock. If you know anyone needing help please let me know.

17 Mar 2020, 9:04 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Difficult day to celebrate perhaps but #HappyStPatricksDay to all the Irish Coyles and more determined to raise a glass today!

17 Mar 2020, 8:36 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Another example of businesses already affected in #SE1 before the Government (I hope) announces additional help today. I'm asking for measures to be fully retrospective to cover all employers and jobs affected. The virus isn't waiting for HMT to catch up. https://t.co/CHhZO0K1yZ

17 Mar 2020, 8:30 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

A reminder to all local people and employers that I am here to help using 020 7232 4640 or Neil.Coyle.MP@parliament.uk - & a huge thank you to everyone helping local foodbanks, neighbours & loved ones through this tough spell! You're all amazing. Stay safe!

17 Mar 2020, 7:01 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@aman6406 Please DM or email full info - and let me know FCO aware and who you have been dealing with please.

16 Mar 2020, 8:30 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

In some good health news, congratulations to everyone who campaigned for this #PrEP decision. It is the right thing to do and @THTorguk have run an excellent campaign to win this victory for people in Southwark and the whole country! https://t.co/LBXezz2Nz0

15 Mar 2020, 9:34 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Thank you to everyone being so generous! https://t.co/J7zV1hADjj

14 Mar 2020, 9:18 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@JohnBatteson All 9 rugby league watchers are in their 70s though. The threat is real.

14 Mar 2020, 9:15 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@cheianov @solange_lebourg I believe mad cow disease is more of a threat.

14 Mar 2020, 8:53 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Millions died. Millions. She's offensive, stupid and not fit for public office. Absolute idiot. https://t.co/q6Kn5NI4pY

14 Mar 2020, 8:50 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@tarajaneoreilly I'm guessing they're not on Twitter yeah?!!

13 Mar 2020, 12:44 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

My Jamaica Road office will not be open for two weeks. Please call me on 020 7232 4640 or email me at Neil.Coyle.MP@parliament.uk if you need my help.

12 Mar 2020, 7:13 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Brexit is not done yet and is costing us more. Who knew. https://t.co/AD0aysVj4Z

11 Mar 2020, 4:40 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Well done @lb_southwark for this funding and supporting the great @surreydocksfarm - and a 'pat' on the head for the pun too! https://t.co/RcUYGaFPki

11 Mar 2020, 2:26 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@AndrewFT7 Show me where the strategy is then. The Minister admits there is no plan in this answer: https://t.co/INe6061MRy

11 Mar 2020, 1:27 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

So we have a Government with a national strategy for potholes but not for stopping homeless people dying in bins. 🤷🏼‍♂️

11 Mar 2020, 10:36 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Materialism365 Thanks for sharing the impact of Right to Buy. Southwark Council is the largest landlord in London and still has the freehold for about 55,000 homes.

11 Mar 2020, 9:39 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The new ⁦@CommonsWorkPen⁩ meets in full https://t.co/eU60DNpUYu

11 Mar 2020, 9:01 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

After years of costing the Government and taxpayers billions of pounds, clearly the Tory Party thinks this is where he gets some... https://t.co/9yjdzUCNat

11 Mar 2020, 7:58 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Today Johnson will try to portray himself as somehow new and different to the last ten years of Tory Government. At best he will try to undo some of the damage the last, lost decade has done. Simpletons and lackeys will travel with him but most people see through that facade.

10 Mar 2020, 2:21 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@PickardJE I did wonder what Hulk Hogan was up to these days.

10 Mar 2020, 1:44 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I asked the Government how they were working to prevent more homeless people dying on our streets and even in bins. The Minister's answer suggests they are not. Seems almost callous. https://t.co/iVsuv7utgj

10 Mar 2020, 8:37 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The Government has spent more than six years & hundreds of millions of pounds trying to prevent fewer than 300 women needing panic rooms for their safety getting £13 a week. Ministers have imposed some sick priorities & chronic waste at #DWP since 2010. https://t.co/tf6OIrrAXj

9 Mar 2020, 5:42 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Here is the brilliant @vickyfoxcroft raising an issue affecting thousands of people in Lewisham and Southwark. Shame the Secretary of State at #DWP did not respond more favourably on Vicky's birthday! https://t.co/rBKfojDU0l

9 Mar 2020, 5:28 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Thank you to @STEM4Brit for giving me the chance to meet my constituent Josephine and local @KingsCollegeLon student @EllaHubber to see their amazing PhD work which could benefit thousands of people! https://t.co/uCGsZMCiJL

9 Mar 2020, 1:20 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Poorly targeted measures will help no one. Lower duty could deliver higher revenue to HMT. Should be a win for consumers, Treasury and producers/retailers. Let's raise a glass to a positive campaign 🍷🥂 https://t.co/GljBLRar2Z

8 Mar 2020, 10:22 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Poorest women facing shortening life expectancies; falling prosecution rates for sex crimes; & a social care crisis leaving women with a greater care responsibility burden & lower pay. Just 3 reasons to be even more alarmed this year than last on #InternationalWomensDay2020

8 Mar 2020, 6:38 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@ayeshahazarika @IainDale 'Lend'?! Are you sure about this?!

8 Mar 2020, 6:21 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@craig_walmsley It looked like there'd been a few at Old Kent Road Tesco when I nipped in earlier! Eggs were also in unusually low supply.

7 Mar 2020, 10:24 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@laurenceofcfc So you're not even a constituent. Well thanks for the tweet. Have a nice life.

7 Mar 2020, 9:58 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@KarenProcter8 If you think the 80,000+ people were smiling because Johnson came to Twickenham then bless you. I hope you have a lovely family who will look after such a stoner or weirdo forever. Good luck with that.

7 Mar 2020, 9:52 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@ELKL What's your point?

7 Mar 2020, 9:31 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Bedrock0011 You can't stop yourself. Sponsored by Kleenex. Have a good life. Mute.

7 Mar 2020, 9:17 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@laurenceofcfc Find a proper football club and then we can talk. Only if you prove you live locally. If you don't, find someone who gives a shit please.

7 Mar 2020, 9:15 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@Bedrock0011 Why are your emojis all about wanking? Can you stop it please

7 Mar 2020, 7:58 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@johnbassett61 I was happy. Thanks for your contribution and support. Very kind

7 Mar 2020, 7:02 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

There's always one person who makes the win feel less good. Today I thought it was the ref but turns out there was worse blackshirt in the crowd. https://t.co/6znqN9a81q

7 Mar 2020, 11:55 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Another waste of public money as #DWP try to defend the indefensible. The number of people involved is tiny, the benefit payment minute, but the stress massive and the legal costs colossal. Ministers should be ashamed. https://t.co/bs0lQacI9j

7 Mar 2020, 11:52 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Organised nastiness, threats, accusations of treachery, & online bullying. What the UK brocialists and the US 'Bernie Bros' have in common - and how they both repel voters. At least UK Labour can move on next month. https://t.co/BfRXeiLakN

7 Mar 2020, 7:57 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Turns out some racism only gets a yellow card. Not good enough and needs an urgent rethink not to tarnish and undermine what has previously been an excellent campaign. https://t.co/RkrAdzaFp2

6 Mar 2020, 6:26 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

60m underground today! https://t.co/VT7OaBhMJu

6 Mar 2020, 12:43 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Happy to help great new constituents! https://t.co/GIx2RHnD1b

6 Mar 2020, 8:29 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Brexit: £4bn price tag of failure so far. More losses to follow. Brexit is not done yet. https://t.co/m98uW5VJJE

5 Mar 2020, 5:40 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

If you're not already doing it (and you have no excuse!) *please* wash hands and take care. Look out for more vulnerable neighbours too. https://t.co/xCUdd4dKq6

5 Mar 2020, 4:45 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Ministers were told by the police and Home Office advisors that cuts to officer numbers would contribute to a rise in manslaughter and murder. No Minister has taken responsibility for this injustice or the failure to prosecute some murderers. Shameful legacy of Tory austerity. https://t.co/yf9UDiwn9b

5 Mar 2020, 4:39 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@neilmcrowther I thought alcohol killed it off?!

5 Mar 2020, 3:31 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

A few on here to add to my book list! #WorldBookDay https://t.co/J5Sjef2Ntr

5 Mar 2020, 2:10 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Seven years in and still very basic problems with #UniversalCredit are having to be addressed. It has been a massive #DWP failure, is not delivering its core aims and will take many more years to resolve. https://t.co/0pl5w6LAE3

5 Mar 2020, 1:23 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Loving #internationalbookday - for Esme 'Room on the Broom' was an easy choice too! https://t.co/h3seoYsFKw

5 Mar 2020, 8:22 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Whilst Momentum proudly provides a platform for people expelled from Labour there should be no place for Lansman on the NEC. If he fails to get his own house in order, the new leader will have to act to protect ours https://t.co/c7Fq4oiBdQ

5 Mar 2020, 8:19 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Tens of thousands fewer nurses than the NHS needs to cope generally, let alone when trying to handle a new virus. A Tory decade of damaging the NHS exposed. https://t.co/VPZLguKGkx

4 Mar 2020, 6:17 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

The fifth wealthiest nation on the planet but a Government ignoring homeless people dying in bins. https://t.co/Xv2sdZ2KvH

4 Mar 2020, 9:03 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@grangedarren @Anthony23Bryant @SW7_Cab Happy badge day

3 Mar 2020, 1:26 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Pleased to be back on the committee. Only 3 of us return from the membership before the December election. Congratulations again to @stephenctimms as our new chair! https://t.co/bg9Ul2JgQe

3 Mar 2020, 8:22 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

A 'patriotic breakfast' followed by a dog's dinner. https://t.co/brYsO7vgL7

3 Mar 2020, 8:14 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

It's been three months since the election. The Work & Pensions select committee finally has its first meeting tomorrow. This Government really dislikes scrutiny. https://t.co/RkYK9U4igv

3 Mar 2020, 8:09 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@peckhamcop Was this in Southwark? Sounds very scary.

2 Mar 2020, 6:30 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I hope the Secretary of State listens/acts. He can accept the amendment & transform the lives of people fleeing domestic abuse, or he can ignore the problem which affected 2000 people last year alone & left them facing homelessness or returning to violent/controlling partners. https://t.co/GQsUR6EGPP

2 Mar 2020, 3:49 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@laurenceofcfc I don't know who you're referring to but I'm aware Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle all voted Remain. This isn't the north-south divide some people try to simplistically claim.

2 Mar 2020, 2:31 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

@laurenceofcfc The £350m was bullsh*t you're right. Well spotted.

2 Mar 2020, 1:52 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

I hope the Government uses the forthcoming legislation on tackling online harms to intervene where @YouTube has failed to act. The @metpoliceuk need greater powers to compel the removal of some material for example, including incolcing hate and incitement to violence. https://t.co/RL4XNcFKu0

2 Mar 2020, 11:39 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Leaving our biggest trading partner, the largest/wealthiest customer base on the planet. For this. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ https://t.co/yibkIuOya8

2 Mar 2020, 9:49 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Johnson claims Brexit is done. So the NHS must now be getting £350m extra per week as he promised. So tackling coronavirus should be easy. Time for some taken in by the lies, spin and fake headlines to wake up and smell the coffee.

2 Mar 2020, 8:50 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

7 people crushed to death in 5 years sleeping in bins - and well over 100 'near misses' last year. The Government is simply not taking rough sleeping or homelessness seriously enough. https://t.co/hbFXuHkLm1

2 Mar 2020, 8:17 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

It has been three months since the election. Tories delayed re-establishing the Select Committees to avoid examination of issues like this. This Government is clinically averse to scrutiny. #DWP have many questions to answer. https://t.co/c32BT2Ez2l

2 Mar 2020, 8:14 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Johnson apparently thinks COVID19 needs a blue passport to enter the UK. The part time Prime Minister needs to stop self-isolating from work and get on with the job. https://t.co/wS76ullefl

2 Mar 2020, 8:12 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

If people have no sick pay they will not be able to self-isolate and pay their bills. Employment rights need strengthening, including across the NHS and social care. https://t.co/w7Njzfj6XY

2 Mar 2020, 7:51 a.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Very much hope 6 Nations will not disappear behind a paywall. Would be a regressive step for an otherwise brilliant tournament. https://t.co/buzM1ZH4EP

1 Mar 2020, 8:50 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Have they even moved to Canada yet? The Mirror has already forgotten what they look like... https://t.co/1rpHvMRc7d

1 Mar 2020, 5:40 p.m. Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

We will 'change the way Universal Credit is discussed' when it stops driving people into debt, foodbanks, homelessness and even survival sex work. Part of your #DWP role most people would assume. End the 5 week delay to help and UC debate will transform itself. https://t.co/zD7WxUv4R2


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Debates

Date Department Forum Title
Mon 02 Mar 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Scottish Affairs Committee
20 speeches (2,843 words)

Found: Abrahams, Shaun Bailey, Siobhan Baillie, Neil Coyle, Steve McCabe, Nigel Mills, Selaine Saxby, Dr

Tue 17 Mar 2020 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Commons Chamber Covid-19
119 speeches (12,856 words)

Found: for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Neil Coyle) and others have made—has been on making sure that we are working


Select Committee Publications

Date Type Title
Mar. 13 2020 Oral Evidence 13 March 2020
Inquiry: Money and Pensions Service
Inquiry Status: Closed
Committee: Work and Pensions Committee (Department: Department for Work and Pensions)

Found: Bailey; Siobhan Baillie; Neil Coyle; Steve McCabe; Nigel Mills; Selaine Saxby; Dr Be n Spencer