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Tory mask slips on bedroom tax bill

by Les on October 22, 2014

Tories spent a full morning Committee session talking out a simple motion to agree that the Committee should sit in a desperate attempt to use parliamentary procedure to defeat Liberal Democrat MP, Andrew George’s Private Members’ Bill to scrap the bedroom tax. Mr George said, “The mask has slipped. They have no shame. The ‘Nasty Party’ has […]

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Payday lenders should seize the opportunity to point people they have turned down for a loan towards debt advice says Citizens Advice.  New research from the Consumer Finance Association, which represents payday lenders, says that some people say they were left financially worse off after being turned down for a payday loan.  Citizens Advice has […]

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Faced with a £500,000 cut to the library budget, the council’s cabinet took the decision in July to reduce the number of libraries it operates from ten to four. While the authority will continue to operate four core libraries, expressions of interest were sought to run a service in the remaining library areas at Humberston, […]

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Shocking NHS waiting times in Wales mean nearly 1,400 patients are waiting more than a year for treatment. The figures obtained by Liberal Democrats show that 9 patients in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area, have been waiting over 2 years and still haven’t received their treatment. Under the Labour-run Welsh Assembly, 1,400 […]

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The UK’s wind farms generated a record amount of power at the weekend, according to the National Grid. On Saturday 18 October, wind farms generated 6,372 MW of power, the highest amount on National Grid records. This produced almost 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity. The milestone was followed by further news from the […]

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With energy prices up by a third since 2010, it’s more important than ever that consumers can find the best deal. While comparison websites can help people shop around to reduce their bills, new research published today has found that all sites do not always show the best available deals. Citizens Advice has previously raised […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will launch the Workload Challenge and invite teachers from across the country to have their say on the causes of unnecessary workload. Nick recently said that many teachers had been left feeling “browbeaten” and undervalued. He also expressed concern for the rising workloads face by teachers. To […]

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Landlords have been given new powers to accelerate the eviction of antisocial tenants. The changes are intended to make it easier to secure a possession order – a process that currently takes an average of seven months. Private and social landlords will now be able to use a person’s previous convictions for serious antisocial behaviour […]

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The Liberal Democrats are the only major party that puts tackling climate change at our heart. We were the first party to talk about climate change in Parliament – back in the 1980s when the environment was an unpopular issue. Ever since, we have worked to make Britain greener. In the Coalition Government, our Environment […]

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What is the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion? Tax avoidance means using legal ways to reduce the amount tax individuals or companies have to pay. Sometimes this is justified – ISAs are a form of tax avoidance to help people save. But a lot of the time, the system is abused. Tax evasion […]

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