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  • Article: Nov 26, 2015

    Tim Farron MP has welcomed a tax increase on second homes, having long campaigned for action on this issue. However, Tim has insisted that South Lakeland must benefit from the money raised.

    The Chancellor announced plans in the Comprehensive Spending Review to charge a 3% surcharge on each stamp duty band for buyers of second homes, which will take effect from next April.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed a number of headline U-Turns in today's Spending Review, following persistent campaigns by the Lib Dem leader.

    Having run an active 'Protect Our Police' campaign to protect the Cumbria Police budget, Tim was delighted by today's announcement that there will be no real terms cuts to the Police budget. Having met with police and local people in Kendal, as well as repeatedly putting pressure on Ministers, Tim has described this announcement as an "important victory" which will "help to keep Cumbria safe".

  • Comic Art Auction
    Article: Nov 25, 2015

    Tim Farron MP joined Jonathan Ross to run an auction of original comic art, raising over £15,000 for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival based in Kendal.

    The auction, which took place on Tuesday evening at Orbital Comics in London, saw bidding rise rapidly as the public sought to get their hands on original comic art works.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2015

    With the government announcing significant increases in NHS funding, Tim Farron MP has insisted that there can be no excuses for not pressing ahead with plans for radiotherapy provision in Kendal.

    As part of its Spending Review, due to be announced on Wednesday, the government has announced that front-line NHS services in England will get a £3.8bn, above-inflation cash injection next year. The funding boost represents a rise of nearly 4% on NHS England's £101bn front-line budget this year. By 2020, the NHS will receive an additional £10 billion a year.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2015

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has urged the government to reconsider plans to further cut police funding in the Comprehensive Spending Review this week.

    Cumbria Police are bracing themselves for the announcement of further cuts to their budget, expected to be set out in the government's Comprehensive Spending Review on Wednesday. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has calculated that non-protected government departments, including the Home Office, will face average cuts of 27% in their budgets. Cumbria Police are estimating that their budget will be reduced by at least £11.5 million.