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  • Article: Jul 3, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Government to invest in green infrastructure and jobs in Cumbria as part of the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

    Speaking during a debate on the Finance Bill, Tim said: "We expect to see as few as 3,500 social rented homes built across the entire country this year, the lowest number in history. In my constituency alone, we have 3,000 people languishing on the housing list.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Government to support those people who are still missing out financial support during this crisis such as directors of small limited companies and people who have become recently self-employed in the last 12 months.

    Next week the Chancellor will unveil an emergency budget statement to tackle the threat of millions of job losses due to the coronavirus crisis.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron will hosting another virtual Q&A session with constituents this Friday evening from 7pm.

    People can register for the Q&A by heading to www.timfarron.co.uk/virtualtownhall

    Tim said: "We had a fantastic Q&A session last month where I was asked about a broad range of topics from how we protect jobs during the crisis to how we can tackle the climate emergency.

  • Tim with Cumbria Tourism's Gill Haigh
    Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Destination Management Organisations from across the country have joined together to back a campaign encouraging government to ensure the tourism sector is supported through Winter 2020.

    Last month a petition was launched by South Lakes MP Tim Farron MP alongside Cumbria Tourism, the county's destination management organisation, asking visitors, businesses and partners to show their backing for a government winter support package.

  • Article: Jun 30, 2020

    Last night on the floor of the House of Commons, South Lakes MP Tim Farron warned the Government that failure to extend support for the hospitality and tourism sector through the winter will see thousands of jobs and businesses collapse.

    MPs were debating Tim's amendment to the Business and Planning Bill which called for a review into the impacts the Bill would have on the sector, to take into account options such as an extension of the furlough, grants and loans schemes until 2021.