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Archive for the ‘National Issues’ Category

Are you backing Tim?

by michaelwyatt on 18 May, 2017

  Are you backing Tim Farron in tonight’s first Leaders debate? Sign-up to show your support:  http://www.libdems.org.uk/with-tim?splash=1

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The Liberal Democrats will introduce an additional month of paid parental leave especially for fathers to encourage greater sharing of parental responsibilities. The policy will build on our transformational achievement of introducing Shared Parental Leave in order to ensure that new parents can make the decisions which work best for their family. Jo Swinson, who […]

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Bill Newton Dunn, East Midlands MEP has welcomed the European Parliament vote in favour of exempting struggling small businesses from producing onerous annual accounts. The objective of the proposal is to reduce the bureaucratic burden on micro-entities in order to enhance their competitiveness in the wake of the financial crisis. Micro-entities are defined as businesses […]

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Warm homes bill!

by michaelwyatt on 5 March, 2009

Local Liberal Democrats are backing new plans to help cut heating costs for local families. The ‘Warm Homes’ Bill being put through Parliament by Lib Dem MP David Heath will help thousands of local people. It will cut heating costs for the poorest families and pensioners. It will help the environment by improving energy efficiency […]

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Liberal Democrats in North West Leicestershire have launched a petition calling on the Government and Regional Assembly to reduce the number of Houses and Travellers site being imposed on North West Leicestershire. Cllr Michael Wyatt said “North West Leicestershire is being asked to build far more houses than many other local councils. North West Leicestershire […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day.

by michaelwyatt on 14 January, 2009

The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Alison Smith, is hosting a visit to Beth Shalom (The Holocaust Memorial Centre) in Laxton, Nottinghamshire to commemorate the Holocaust Memorial Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the exhibitions and listen first hand to a survivor’s story. Holocaust Memorial Day 2009 (HMD09) takes place 27 January 2009 […]

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Pre-Budget Report, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, Vince Cable said: “The Government acknowledges that the UK tax system is inherently unfair, but then announces that it will hit those struggling to make ends meet with yet higher tax bills by increasing National Insurance. Everyone earning over £19,000 will be hit. The new 45p Income Tax rate […]

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Winter fuel allowance problems?

by michaelwyatt on 10 November, 2008

  If you are having problems in receiving your winter fuel allowance please do not hesitate to contact us. We have already had a number of pensioners who have phoned us concerning this issue.  To contact us you can phone 01530 459514 0r 07773341531. Councillor Michael Wyatt is already dealing with a number of cases, so he will be […]

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Government must help thousands on verge of repossession

by michaelwyatt on 28 August, 2008

The Liberal Democrats yesterday set out proposals to help families who are unable to pay their mortgages and are facing the threat of homelessness due to the downturn in the housing market. The plans, which aim to reduce repossessions and increase the stock of social housing, include:  ·       Introducing regulated Mortgage Rescue Schemes to allow families struggling […]

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