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Sajjad welcomes EU support for small businesses over VAT rules

The Conservative MEP team in the European Parliament have won an assurance from a leading EU Commissioner to ensure new VAT rules introduced in January, do not have an adverse impact on micro-enterprises. The so-called VATmoss rules mean that businesses have to collect VAT for each individual country they sell to, and keep the records of all … [Read More...]

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Sajjad Karim MEP presented with Pakistan’s highest honour

Sajjad was yesterday presented with Pakistan’s highest national honour to non-Pakistanis for services that have helped the country. He was awarded the Sitara-i-Qaid-i-Azam in Islamabad by Mamnoon Hussain, the President of Pakistan, joining ranks with the British Queen and Nelson Mandela. Saj has been one of the most prominent British … [Read More...]

Sajjad Karim MEP calls for UKIP finances investigation

Sajjad has called on the European Parliament to open up an investigation into the UK Independence Party's finances. Speaking in the wake of revelations that a UKIP MEP's chief of staff allegedly accepted a bogus restaurant receipt - due for reimbursement - for almost treble the correct amount, Sajjad called on the President of the European … [Read More...]

Mobile Roaming

Saj backs EU-wide end to Roaming Charges in face of Council Opposition

Saj and his Conservative colleagues continue to back plans for the EU-wide scrapping of mobile phone roaming charges. The plans, overwhelmingly approved by the European Parliament in April 2014, would bring an end to roaming charges for calls, messages and data within the EU by December 2015. The legislation, as part of wide-ranging telecoms … [Read More...]

Welcoming pupils from Devonshire Road Primary School, Bolton to the European Parliamenr

Sajjad invites pupils from Bolton School to the European Parliament

A group of young pupils age 10-11 from Devonshire Road Primary School have visited the European Parliament in Brussels at Sajjad’s invitation. Sajjad first heard about the children’s work late last year. As part of a literacy project the youngsters were offered the opportunity of a trip to SeaWorld in America which at first they were very … [Read More...]

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International Women’s Day 2015

Message from Sajjad on International Wonen's Day 2015 Since 1911 international Women's Day has been celebrated on 8th March. Each year thousands of events take place worldwide to celebrate the achievements of women in all walks of life. Throughout my professional and personal life I have been privileged to work and be acquainted with … [Read More...]

Supporting Cinservative candidate Lisa Cooke and out team in Stretford and Urmston

UCLAN students visit the European Parliament

Sajjad today met with a group of students from Lancashire who were visiting the European Parliament in Brussels. The group, who are studying Public Service and Community Leadership were visiting from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston and were looking to learn more about parliamentary procedure and the inner workings of the … [Read More...]