Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Waste collections affected by COVID-19

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Lib Dems lead call for moratorium on VAT on energy bills in the face of coronavirus crisis

Liberal Democrat MP Jamie Stone has secured cross party support for his letter to the Chancellor calling for a moratorium on VAT on energy bills through the coronavirus crisis.

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The letter comes in the wake of figures from Uswitch forecasting that households could see bills increase as much as £195 as a result of spending more time at home due to government restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.

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NHS volunteers will want assurances govt doing everything to keep them safe

Responding to the Health Secretary’s announcement that the NHS is looking for 'NHS volunteers' to help with the coronavirus outbreak, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Parks stay open but with restrictions

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Lib Dems urge govt to back Party's plans for a self-employment pay scheme

The Liberal Democrats will today [25/03/20] continue their efforts to ensure the self-employed receive a financial package during the coronavirus crisis by urging the government to back the Party's plans for a self-employment pay scheme.

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Liberal Democrat peer Tim Clement-Jones has tabled an amendment to the Coronavirus Bill in the House of Lords calling for a self-employment pay scheme following the Conservative government's refusal to back the Liberal Democrats' efforts in the House of Commons.

This also follows the Parliamentary Urgent Question secured by the Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey yesterday [24/03/20] where he challenged the Chancellor to "move as fast as possible" to roll out financial support for the five million self-employed people in the UK.

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Davey challenges govt to roll out support package for self-employed

Today Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, challenged the Chancellor to "move as fast as possible" to roll out a financial support package for the five million self-employed people in the UK.

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In an Urgent Question in the House of Commons, Davey highlighted that the self-employed, who are excluded from current financial support for businesses and employees, are under "real stress" and are "literally running out of money" as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

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Prison lockdown must be followed by rehabilitation investment

Responding to BBC reports that ‚Äúprisoners in England and Wales will be confined to their cells for 23 hours a day and allowed out only to shower and use pay-phones, with all visits cancelled‚ÄĚ, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Daisy Cooper said:

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Davey responds to Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus

Responding to the Prime Minister's statement on the UK's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Council meetings adjusted during Covid-19 response

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Govt reduction in temporary powers doesn't go far enough

Responding to the publication of the government's amendment requiring a six month Parliamentary review of the emergency powers in the Coronavirus Bill, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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