Tax Credit changes will hammer families in Bristol

20,000 families in Bristol will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits.

Figures produced by the House of Commons Library show over three million low-income working families currently in receipt of tax credits will see their entitlement reduced, as part of the Government’s proposals.

The change will mean a total loss of £22,725,000 to families in the city, with the average family losing £750 a year.

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Scrutiny Chair welcomes Mayoral announcement on libraries

The Chair of the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee, Lib Dem Councillor Anthony Negus, has welcomed the u-turn by Mayor Ferguson today on library closures.

Cllr Anthony Negus said:

“I welcome the news that there will be an equitable solution to keep open libraries throughout the city.

“At the scrutiny meeting, though, we continued to raise concerns about lack of information so the Mayor agreed to delay his final decision until September.

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Liberal Democrats Select Kay Barnard as Bristol Mayoral Candidate

The Liberal Democrats have selected Dr Kay Barnard as their candidate to be the next Mayor of Bristol.

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Bristol Lib Dems say “Yes to EU”

Yes to EU logoLiberal Democrats in Bristol are leading the way with a positive attitude towards Europe and are the first party to formally join the ‘Yeto EU Bristol Alliance‘, ahead of the anticipated referendum on EU membership.

 

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Let’s avoid another school places crisis

Bristol Councillors are due to debate the provision of new secondary school places at next week’s Full Council with a fear that the city could be rocked with another school places crisis if it does not act soon.

Cllr. Tim Kent

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Welfare cuts to hit thousands of Bristol residents

Welfare cuts to hit thousands of Bristol residents

The Conservative government have announced a range of cuts to working age benefits that will affect local residents.

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