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Liberal Democrats secure vote on tax cut

by Jackie Porter on 18 May, 2022

The Liberal Democrats are putting pressure on Conservative MPs to back an emergency tax cut, after securing a vote on an amendment to the Queen’s Speech tonight in Parliament.  The Lib Dem amendment calls for VAT to be reduced from 20% to 17.5%, saving the average family £600. Commenting ahead of the vote, Leader of […]

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Jackie says: Lib Dem MP’s put this forward weeks ago- why hasn’t the chancellor acted faster? Responding to inflation reaching 9%, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said:“Families and pensioners on the brink need saving from soaring inflation but this Conservative government is nowhere to be found.”We need an emergency VAT cut now to slash prices […]

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Make sure your home benefits from lower energy bills this Spring Want to lower your energy bills? Are you on a low income and living in an energy inefficient home? This spring, you may be working from home or staying at home more than usual, so having an energy efficient home is particularly important to […]

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Extract from www.gov.uk Benefits calculators Use an independent benefits calculator to find out: what benefits you could get how to claim how your benefits will be affected if you start work These are free to use, anonymous, and have replaced the Benefits Adviser service. Service charges can be part of your UC payment… Calculators Use […]

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Ed Davey was up bright and early this morning to talk to BBC Breakfast and Sky News about the lack of support for families feeling the brunt of the cost of living crisis in the Queen’s Speech. Daisy Cooper spoke to Andrew Marr on LBC about our focus on winning seats off the Conservatives at the next general election. Christine Jardine […]

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Jackie says: Nothing about fast broadband, better connectivity online and much cheaper rural public transport are desperately needed for rural communities to thrive. It shows how far the London Conservative bubble is from their rural voters: Oil heating and LPG cooking fuel is common in rural areas too, but none of this has been addressed […]

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County Councillor Grant scheme now open

by Jackie Porter on 11 May, 2022

Many of us are preparing for the Jubilee celebrations in June. The County Council grant scheme is starting a little earlier this year (9th May) to allow organisers to seek a grant if you are still short of funds to ensure that all events are as inclusive as possible. I think that in the Itchen Valley Division, […]

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Jackie’s County Corner for May 2022

by Jackie Porter on 2 May, 2022

Many of us are preparing for the Jubilee celebrations in June. The County Council grant scheme is starting a little earlier this year to allow organisers to seek a grant if you are still short of funds to ensure that all events are as inclusive as possible. Contact me for details (07973 696085) or go […]

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Dear Philip…. Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the additional documents submitted by Ecogen for application 21/00832/HCS . I understand that these documents have been submitted in response to some of the concerns raised by the public in the previous consultation period in May. However these proposals do not address the issues, and […]

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