On the floor of the House of Commons yesterday, local MP Tim Farron challenged ministers to get a grip on the workforce crisis that is proving a major threat to businesses in Cumbria.Speaking during Treasury Oral Questions in Parliament, Tim said: "I hope that the minister is aware that one of the problems facing small and medium sized employers in Cumbria and elsewhere certainly in rural Britain is a serious lack of workforce.
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.
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