Plug Lost EU Funding for Affordable Homes

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Funding from the EU for building new affordable homes must be plugged by the Government to avoid making the housing crisis worse, Liberal Democrats have said.

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Don't Repeat Work Programme Mistakes, Councils Warn

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Thousands more disadvantaged jobseekers and people with disabilities and health conditions would be supported into work if funding and responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme (WHP) is devolved to all local areas, councils say today.

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Lib Dems Call For Oversight of Academy Finance

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Preston Lib Dems are calling for the power and resources to make sure money given to schools is spent on education and support for children following a series of recent abuses of the school finance system by academies and free schools.

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Game on for Lib Dems

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Tim Farron is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. He was brought up in a terraced house in Preston by his single mum who struggled to put food on the table. Perhaps he should have been Labour, but he saw them as part of the system.

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LOCAL COUNCILS FAILING TO SPEND EMERGENCY WELFARE

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£67m of the £136m allocated to local welfare schemes across England remain unspent, despite a record number of families in need failing to receive help. According to an analysis by The Guardian, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act paint a bleak view of the scheme designed to assist poorer families struggling in England.

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