Tax credit changes will hurt families in Hull and Hessle- Councillor Claire Thomas

19,300 families in Hull and Hessle will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits.

Figures produced by the House of Commons Library show over three million low-income working families currently in receipt of tax credits will see their entitlement reduced, as part of the Government’s proposals.

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Opposition councillors speak out about Labour cuts

Opposition Lib Dem councillors have today expressed alarm at the cuts senior Labour councillors look set to make.

The scale of Labour’s £7million cuts programme was exposed at a meeting of finance scrutiny councillors today (23rd October).  The Lib Dem group have accused the Labour group of hypocrisy after revealing plans to u-turn on a commitment not to charge charities to get rid of waste.

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Labour’s Living Wage Woes – Lib Dems call for action from Labour Leadership

Labour councillors have today been accused of failing to respond properly to the growing pressure for the introduction of a Living Wage at the Council.

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Official Opening for Dragon Park and Butterfly Park

Claire Thomas and Abigail Bell were really pleased to be able to attend the official opening of Dragon Park and Butterfly Park- the two parks on the former Tilbury and Bethune school sites.

Although they have opened rather later than we would have wanted, it's great to see them open for everyone to use at last.

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Lib Dem group respond to Adult Social Care Cuts

The Liberal Democrat group on Hull City Council have spoken out after the Council’s Cabinet made cuts to Adult Social Care.

The decision will see just under £1m removed from the service this year and over £2.5m every year after that.

Two day care centres are set to close, with one older people’s care home effectively closed and sweeping changes to a number of other services to elderly and vulnerable residents.

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Lib Dems attack £100,000 waste on boundary review

Hull’s Liberal Democrat group have condemned the ruling Labour administration has for wasting thousands of pounds of tax-payers money. 

The condemnation follows the publication of an interim report by the Independent Commission set up by Hull City Council to explore the city’s boundaries with the East Riding.

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Former Tilbury School site park open to the public

Lib Dem Councillors Claire Thomas and Abigail Bell have welcomed the news that the park at the former Tilbury School site has been opened to the public.

The park was created after the former Tilbury School site closed, and had originally been scheduled to open in June 2014. 

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Liberal Democrats raise concerns about affordable Conservative government plans

Last week the Chancellor announced that the government will allow developers to build on brownfield land without planning permission.

This is the latest in a series of attacks on local communities and fails to address the real problems, Liberal Democrats in Local Government have said.

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"RESIDENTS MUST BE GIVEN A SAY OVER CRUISE TERMINAL PLANS"

Opposition Lib Dem councillors are calling for more openness over controversial plans for a new cruise ship terminal in the city - which could be sited just yards from people's homes.

The Council's cabinet met this morning and agreed to press ahead with plans for a cruise ship terminal. One of the two potential sites is off the Victoria Dock housing area.

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Campaign for Votes at 16

Sometime before the end of 2017 there will be a referendum to decide whether or not the UK stays in the EU.

Regardless of where you sit in the debate, it's obvious that the referendum will affect the futures of 16 and 17 year-olds, so what better time to reduce the voting age to 16?

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