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  • Article: Oct 23, 2020

    Commenting on today's announcement from the Chancellor of support for hospitality businesses in Tier 2, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron said: "Judging by today's announcement, the Government seem to think that everything is hunky dory for hospitality businesses in Tier 1.

    "But they have totally forgotten that our local hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs are heavily reliant on visitors from Tier 3 for them to make a living.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Oct 23, 2020

    Last night, the MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron voted for the Government to continue to directly fund the provision of free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021.

    However the proposal was voted down by Conservative MPs.

    Speaking during the debate Parliament, Tim said: "The holiday periods are always a difficulty - whether or not there is a pandemic - for those children from families on free school meals.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Oct 22, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron urged Government ministers to provide financial compensation for hospitality and tourism businesses in Cumbria who are facing mass cancellations because of new restrictions in the North of England.

    Speaking during a debate in Parliament, Tim said: "The hospitality and tourism industry in Cumbria - comfortably our biggest employer - was very much looking forward to the half-term next week as a chance to put back some of the enormous damage that they have received as a result of this virus and to pick up their business.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2020

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to provide compensation to local hospitality and tourism businesses that are facing mass cancellations as a result of tighter restrictions on neighbouring areas.

    It comes as this afternoon Greater Manchester has followed Merseyside and Lancashire in being placed into Tier 3, with the guidance for people not to travel out of those areas.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Oct 20, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons last night, South Lakes MP Tim Farron told ministers that plans to make it much more difficult to employ workers from outside of the UK would be devastating for struggling hospitality businesses in the Lake District.

    MPs were debating the Government's Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill which would mean people from outside the UK would only be able to get a work visa if they find a job which pays at least £26,500 a year.