Put “shambolic” Universal Credit on hold

Liberal Democrat South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called for the government to pause the roll out of Universal Credit. According to the Government’s own published figures, currently 1 in 4 people on Universal Credit are being left without income for over 6 weeks. Analysis from South Lakes Citizens Advice suggests 6000 families in Westmorland and Lonsdale will be receiving […]

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Paltry £400m means North is left in the dark

Responding to Philip Hammond’s promise of £400m for transport in the Northern Powerhouse, former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:  “At the beginning of his speech Hammond made it clear that he thought Manchester is in the North East. Maybe the Conservatives also think Cumbria is in Sweden? It would explain why they’ve stopped giving us any money. “£400m is a paltry amount in the […]

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