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  • Tim with ExcludedUK campaigners
    Article: Jul 16, 2020

    Yesterday, South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined cross-party MPs, campaigners and Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis in presenting a 200,000-strong petition to the Treasury in support of those excluded from the Government's financial support schemes.

    Later that day, Tim also raised the plight of the millions of excluded workers during a debate in Parliament. Tim said: "I want to urge the minister to urge the Treasury and the Chancellor in particular to end the exclusion of those three million people who are getting no support whatsoever.

  • Tim with Cumbria Tourism's Gill Haigh
    Article: Jul 16, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has told ministers that more still needs to be done to protect jobs in Cumbria's hospitality and tourism sector, after official figures show that South Lakeland has the highest proportion of furloughed workers in the country.

    A report released this week from HM Revenues & Customs show that a staggering 4 in 10 workers in the South Lakes are currently on furlough.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron says the Government must provide further financial support for the tourism sector after devastating new figures reveal that nine in ten businesses are set to make large scale redundancies as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

    A survey from the trade association UKinbound found that 88% of firms expect to make between a quarter and 100% of their staff redundant.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons last night, local MP Tim Farron told ministers that a new tax break for second homeowners is 'an insult' for communities in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

    New measures announced in the Chancellor's 'mini-budget' last week mean that people looking to buy a second home will now only have to pay stamp duty at 3% on a property worth up to £500,000.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron made the case for the Government to centrally fund support for pupils with Special Educational Needs so they don't get left behind during this crisis and in the future.

    Speaking during a debate in Parliament on Left-Behind Children, Tim said: "We need to ensure that we support special educational needs children. At the moment, we have a system - it predates this Government, but nevertheless needs to be changed - where we force schools to fund the first 11 hours of support for an education, health and care plan for Special Educational Needs students.