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Tory mask slips on move to scrap the bedroom tax

by Steve Beasant 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 for St Ives Andrew George’s Private Members’ Bill to scrap the bedroom tax. Mr George said, “The mask has slipped. They have no […]

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At a meeting of East Marsh Involve to consult with residents of the High Rise Neighbourhood both Councillor Steve Beasant and Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate Melanie Onn addressed the meeting. Speaking after the Chair of East Marsh Involve, John Harrison had welcomed local residents to the Consultation Event, Steve said: “I am not going to […]

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We are ending the practice of workers who leave an employer after less than 2 years’ service having to withdraw their pension contributions. With more than 4.7 million people now automatically enrolled into workplace pension schemes, the change represents a further measure to boost pension saving and make sure today’s workers can look forward to […]

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Ed Davey: Energy UK conference

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Speech by Energy Secretary Edward Davey to the Energy UK Conference. Introduction Many thanks Angela for that introduction. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for the efforts you have made over the last two years as Energy UK Chief Executive, to keep open the lines of communication between Government, the energy industry and […]

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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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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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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. […]

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The following article was written by Martin Horwood and published yesterday on the Liberal Democrat Voice Website. Every five minutes a child dies from violence. This appalling statistic, released in a new report from Unicef UK today, shows that violence is not confined to an unlucky few or even to war zones. Across the world, […]

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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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Stephen Williams met with key professional bodies, challenging them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive. Communities Minister Stephen Williams chaired a roundtable discussion (20 October 2014) with key professional bodies and challenged them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive and accessible to all. […]

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