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. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15606399.MPs_pour_scorn_on_boundary_proposals/?ref=mr&lp=4

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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. http://classonline.org.uk/blog/item/6-week-wait-for-universal-credit-is-not-a-delay-its-a-deliberate-and-damagi

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. https://www.localgov.co.uk/Four-out-of-five-landlords-would-refuse-to-rent-to-Universal-Credit-tenants/44018 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 https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OVYPA7JB2FN00 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?