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  • Article: Nov 16, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged Philip Hammond to re-think plans to punish local businesses with a huge tax hike in the Autumn budget.

    According to reports, the Chancellor is considering significantly reducing the VAT threshold for businesses.

    At the moment, small companies with a turnover under £85,000 a year do not have to charge VAT on goods and services they sell.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will be one of those debating the burning issues of the day on the BBC's flagship current affairs television programme 'Question Time' on Thursday night.

    Tim will join MPs Nadhim Zahawi and Emily Thornberry, Scottish crime writer Val Mcdermid, and Sun columnist Rod Liddle on the panel.

  • Tim at the radiotherapy reception in Parliament
    Article: Nov 15, 2017

    As part of his campaign to bring a radiotherapy unit to Westmorland General Hospital, last night South Lakes MP Tim Farron held a special radiotherapy reception in Parliament.

    Tim hosted the event to put MPs and peers in touch with patients and clinicians who want to raise awareness of the benefits of radiotherapy as a cost effective and treatment for cancer.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron has called on the government to make travel time part of the official criteria for delivering radiotherapy to make it easier for local people to access radiotherapy treatment.

    According to the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group, travel for radiotherapy treatment must take no longer than 45 minutes.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron has pledged his support to tackle child abuse and neglect across the country.

    The South Lakes MP has endorsed the 70-30 Campaign, an initiative which aims to reduce child maltreatment by 70% by 2030.

    Launched and led by the WAVE Trust charity, the campaign defines child maltreatment as abuse, neglect or witnessing domestic violence.