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Liberal Democrats have worked out a plan to help TOWN CENTRES

If business rates were replaced by a commercial land levy, Newcastle under Lyme businesses would pay 29% less. The plan also includes: 1 Reform of planning law to free up councils to ensure that commercial space is used flexibly and efficiently. 2. Subsidised work space and support for business start-ups. 3. Publicly-accessible asset registers so […]

Date1st April 2019  Author  CategoryNews   

Report from the 2019 Lib-Dem Spring Conference

Dear Member, Three of us from Newcastle under Lyme attended the Lib-Dem conference in York last weekend and we are pleased to say there were good debates. There were a variety of types of people speaking, including an encouraging number of younger people; the youngest was 15 years old who spoke extremely well. The conference […]

Date26th March 2019  Author  CategoryNews   

LIB-DEM Leader VINCE CABLE CALLS FOR CHANGES TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT.

 As well as outlining its principles and its faults below, Vince has called this month (October 2018) for it to be stalled in order to overcome the hardships it is causing and to put £3bn more into it.  The £3bn was cut from welfare spending soon after the coalition ended.  When Lib-Dems were in government […]

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Liberal Democrats call for greater investment in YOUTH SERVICES

At the Liberal Democrat Conference in York on Sunday 17th March the party voted for a motion addressing the lack of support for young people and families in the light of an increase in knife crime. The motion states:  “Conference calls for a major re-investment in youth services, both universal and targeted, with national government […]

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