Leeds backs Liberal Democrat calls for a Universal Basic Income

Liberal Democrats have called for Leeds to be a pilot area for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme. The pioneering scheme would entitle all households to a basic income payment and protect the most vulnerable in our society. Cllr Jonathan Bentley (Lib Dem, Weetwood) raised the motion at September’s full council meeting. The motion passed, … Continue reading Leeds backs Liberal Democrat calls for a Universal Basic Income

Tory proposals threaten local planning chaos

Liberal Democrats condemn Conservative plans to take away residents’ right to a say over new planning developments. Lib Dem campaigner Keith White has condemned plans by the Conservative Government to take away the rights of local residents to have a say on new housing developments. The changes mean developers could go ahead with new housing … Continue reading Tory proposals threaten local planning chaos

Our approach to education perpetuates poverty – we need a different answer

Back in April Heidi Allen MP, pressing for an end to the Government’s benefit freeze made the point that “The Work and Pensions Select Committee has compiled evidence that shows that ending the benefits freeze would lift 200,000 people out of poverty.”  Reducing the number of families facing poverty must be a priority. Now we … Continue reading Our approach to education perpetuates poverty – we need a different answer

An important message about rough sleeping in Leeds

Leeds City Council ensures that there is always enough emergency accommodation for all rough sleepers. While some people may for whatever reason not accept the support offered, the council says that it will always provide and continue to offer that support. Officers at Leeds Housing Options recorded 435 homelessness prevention actions by assisting people into … Continue reading An important message about rough sleeping in Leeds