Boundary Review: Local Cross Party Agreement

You won't hear this very often but local MPs (both Labour and Tory) are in agreement; the boundary review is a bad idea.


Universal Credit: 6 Weeks is too Long to Wait

Ruth Lister is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University, sits on the National Advisory Panel of CLASS (Centre for Labour & Social Studies), and is a Labour Peer. Here she writes of the damage caused by making claimants wait 6 weeks to claim UC.

Housing: Landlords Against Universal Credit

The National Landlords Association has called on the government to delay the implementation of further Universal Credits roll out after a poll suggested that 4 out of 5 landlords would deny those on universal credit access to their properties. Are you, or is someone you know, being affected by these government plans? Please let … Continue reading Housing: Landlords Against Universal Credit

Local News: Post Office Closure?

In the neighbouring Weetwood ward, planning permission is being sought for a change of use from Post Office to Hot Food Takeaway (including a new shopfront) at 72 Otley Old Road, Cookridge, Leeds, LS16 6LQ If this could adversely affect you or someone you know, please let us know. You can either comment below, on … Continue reading Local News: Post Office Closure?