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  • Article: Jun 23, 2022

    This morning, local MP Tim Farron has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, asking them to urgently address gaps in the Government's energy rebate scheme.

    Currently, people who live in either a static home or caravan park are not entitled to receive the Government's £400 energy rebate, with the money instead going to the owner of the park whose name is on the bill.In the letter to Mr Sunak and Mr Kwarteng, Tim said: "It seems the Government is happy to accept that some of the most vulnerable in society and those on fixed incomes will miss out on the rebate, knowing this will impact people living on mobile homes or caravans on a permanent basis at protected sites.

  • Article: Jun 21, 2022

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron pleaded with the Foreign Office Minister to restore cuts made to the international aid budget.

    It comes as some of the world's poorest countries have been hit by Russia blocking grain exports from Ukraine.

    Together, Russia and Ukraine export nearly a third of the world's wheat and barley.

  • Article: Jun 21, 2022

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has become a member of the cross-party committee tasked with scrutinising the Government's Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

    The committee will go through every line of the Bill and Tim will have the chance to put forward amendments to improve it.

    The Levelling Up and Regeneration Committee held its first meeting in Parliament this morning where they took oral evidence from:

  • Article: Jun 20, 2022

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today spoken out about the government's mismanagement of the free school meals as most of the bill is currently falling on the shoulders of schools in rural communities.

    The government payments to schools to provide these meals is not covering the actual cost of them, especially in the wake of the cost-of-living crisis and recent inflation rises. This means that schools are having to dip into their already limited budgets to cover the cost of delivering these essential meals to pupils.

  • Article: Jun 9, 2022

    On the floor of the House of Commons last night, South Lakes MP Tim Farron secured a promise from Housing Minister Stuart Andrew to consider giving local authorities the power to limit second home ownership.

    During a debate on the Government's Levelling Up Bill, Tim said that excessive second home ownership has led to the prospect of buying or even renting a house becoming a "pipe dream" for people in rural areas such as Cumbria.