Sajid Javid


Sajid Javid seeks to raise the minimum age for marriage to 18

The legal minimum age to get married in England and Wales could be raised to 18 under backbench legislation being tabled by former chancellor Sajid Javid. Mr Javid said he will be introducing a private member’s Bill next week to protect vulnerable teenagers from religious and cultural pressures to marry too young.
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Sajid Javid on Conservative Islamophobia claims report

Boris Johnson should stand up for his values and accept unconditionally a report into allegations of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party, says the former chancellor. Sajid Javid, now a backbench MP, was speaking about the independent report ordered by the prime minister into how the party handles discrimination allegations. During...
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Sajid Javid: hit the Super League clubs with a 'Super Tax'

Sajid Javid has called for the six Premier League rebel clubs vowing to join the European Super League to be hit with a “Super Tax” that would harm their profit margins. The former Tory chancellor and culture secretary told The Telegraph plans for the new league amounted to “appalling selfishness” and would be “destructive” to football.

Sajid Javid says Prince Philip made him 'so proud to be British'

Former chancellor Sajid Javid said the Duke of Edinburgh made him "so incredibly proud to be British". Flags are being flown at half-mast across Herefordshire and Worcestershire following the announcement of Prince Philip's death on Friday. Mr Javid, MP for Bromsgrove, said the duke had devoted his life to serving...

Sajid Javid: Factor nature into wealth of countries and focus less on GDP

Countries' wealth can no longer be calculated on GDP and financial assets alone and must be overhauled to include the value of their nature as well, the former Chancellor says today. Sajid Javid has called for a new international financial organisation to price up biodiversity and carbon, in a major...

Sajid Javid urges action on housebuilder competition

Former housing secretary Sajid Javid has called for an investigation by the monopolies watchdog into the “increasingly concentrated” housebuilding industry, over concerns that a lack of competition is causing shortages. Mr Javid, who also served as chancellor, said: “It may be time for the competition authorities to look more closely...