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  • Article: Mar 2, 2021

    Residents in Hinckley and Bosworth are to be hit with rising Council Tax bills this year as local councils are having to balance their budgets and maintain vital services due to swingeing Government cuts.

    We have seen £billions handed out to Tory cronies in contracts during the Covid crisis . Money wasted on next to useless PPE and a test and trace app that has been proven not to work properly. Conservatives can waste money on contract for their mates but not properly fund essential council services that many residents rely on

  • Article: Mar 1, 2021

    A local Councillor has raised with the government minister responsible for Fire services the need for fair funding for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

    Councillor Michael Mullaney, Liberal Democrat group leader on the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Authority raised the issue at an online meeting with the Fire Minister Lord Greenhalgh.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council last night backed a campaign calling for the government to raise the Carers Allowance for hard-working local carers.

    The motion proposed by Hinckley Lib Dem Councillor Michael Mullaney, called on the government to raise the Carers Allowance by £20 a week. Michael Mullaney said "Carers do an amazing job, however during the Covid19 pandemic they have had to provide care under even more challenging conditions. With it being nearly a year now since the first lockdown began, many carers have been providing help without a break during this time and many are both physically and mentally exhausted.

  • Stand up for Carers
    Article: Feb 23, 2021

    The Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrat Council group have tabled a motion which calls for better support for carers across Hinckley and Bosworth, including increasing the Carers allowance by £20.

    Liberal Democrats tabled the motion for the forthcoming Borough council meeting on Tuesday 23rd February calling for more financial support for the over 1,000 full time carers throughout Hinckley and Bosworth.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2021

    Residents in Leicestershire are to be hit with the maximum 4.99% Council Tax rise, an equivalent of over £67 for a band D household, after the Conservative County Council passed its budget today.

    Opposing the rise the Liberal Democrats, who are the official opposition group on the County Council, hit out at the failure to get fair funding for Leicestershire from the Conservative government.

  • Give carers a break
    Article: Feb 16, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to "give carers a break", by giving councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break.

    More than 11,000 people in Hinckley and Bosworth are looking after elderly, disabled or vulnerable people during the Covid pandemic.

  • Michael Mullaney Joyce Crooks and Bill Crooks campaigning to save local bus services
    Article: Feb 5, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Councillors in Hinckley and Bosworth are urging residents concerned about rural bus services to back a petition on the issue.

    The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England are running a petition to Grant Shapps the Secretary of State for Transport calling for the protection of bus services in towns and villages in England.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2021

    A Hinckley County and Borough Councillor has attended a national online conference in support of Care Workers and urged residents to back a campaign to support them.

    Hinckley Lib Dem County and Borough Councillor Michael Mullaney attended the online Pay Fair for Care Day conference. It was attended by numerous figures in social and health care including former Health Secretaries Stephen Dorrell and Jeremy Hunt and representatives from Age UK, the National Care Association, Mencap and numerous other care organisations and Unions.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2021

    The Conservative Government will only reimburse less than one-third of the overall costs incurred by English schools in making their premises 'Covid-safe' according to a publication published recently by a leading education think-tank.

    A report issued by the Education Policy Institute claims that government money made available through its exceptional costs fund will only cover 31% of overall costs, and in a survey covering 700 schools conducted in November, over half (57%) reported that they are using reserves to cover the shortfall, jeopardising their ability to achieve a balanced budget by the end of the current financial year.

  • Fighting for the 3m excluded campaign graphic
    Article: Jan 31, 2021

    A group of Hinckley and Bosworth Councillors have joined Councillors from across the East Midlands in signing a letter to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for more support for those excluded from government Covid support schemes.

    An estimated three million people across the country and thousands here in Hinckley and Bosworth, largely self employed people have not been included in past government support schemes.