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Lib Dems call for tax cuts for 1900 small businesses in Colchester

by martingosscolchesterppc on 3 December, 2021

Ahead of Small Business Saturday, local Lib Dems call for small businesses in Colchester to be given a tax cut, saving them an average of £5,000. The tax cut would help businesses including local restaurants suffering from Christmas cancellations following new Covid restrictions Figures reveal hit to businesses in Colchester from Conservative National Insurance tax rise […]

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15,106 low-income households in Colchester are paying too much for their broadband because the Government has not forced providers to offer cheaper tariffs, an analysis by the Liberal Democrats has found. So-called ‘social tariffs’, which typically offer broadband access between £10 and £20 a month, are only currently offered by some providers. But changes to the law that […]

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Conservatives’ failed green plan

by martingosscolchesterppc on 2 November, 2021

Only 132 families in Colchester have been helped by Conservatives’ failed green plan to insulate homes Only around 132 families in Colchester have been supported to better insulate their homes under the government’s flagship Green Homes Grant scheme, new figures have revealed. The scheme was meant to help people upgrade their homes to net-zero standards […]

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Small and medium-sized businesses, from tech start-ups to hairdressers and cafes, in Colchester, will pay an extra £6.6 million a year due to the rise in national insurance, research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has found. Boris Johnson broke his 2019 manifesto promise by raising employer National Insurance Contributions by 1.25%, impacting small businesses in […]

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Catch-Up vouchers for children in Colchester

by martingosscolchesterppc on 27 September, 2021

18,869 children in Colchester would benefit under Lib Dem Catch-Up Voucher plan Parents of 18,869 children in Colchester would receive vouchers worth £200 a year to spend on catch-up classes and educational activities, under plans announced by the Liberal Democrats. The policy would empower parents to help their children catch up after months of school […]

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The Liberal Democrats have published figures showing that 16,408 of State Pensioners in Colchester are set to be impacted by the government breaking its manifesto promise and suspending the triple lock on pensions. The state pension triple lock is a rule that means the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest […]

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MP WILL QUINCE VOTES FOR TAX RISE FOR COLCHESTER

by Site Author on 13 September, 2021

Colchester Liberal Democrats have slammed local Conservative MP Will Quince’s choice to break their promise to the electorate and vote for a 1.25% rise in National Insurance. The changes, which go against the Conservatives’ manifesto promise not to raise taxes, will mean hard-pressed local families and small businesses will be left paying hundreds of pounds […]

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Poorest have government support cut

by Site Author on 3 September, 2021

As many as 19% of hard-pressed families across Colchester face being left worse off when the government ends the uplift to Universal Credit next month.  New data from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation exposes the true nature of how badly some areas will be hit by the £20 Universal Credit cut, which is opposed by Martin Goss, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson. In the report, the Joseph […]

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Support for Afghans

by martingosscolchesterppc on 17 August, 2021

The situation in Afghanistan is simply heartbreaking for those left behind to deal with the atrocities likely to happen under the new ruling Taliban regime. Whether any of us agreed with the invasion of Afghanistan, it happened, and 20 years of time elapsed and billions of pounds have been used fighting a war clearly to […]

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Martin Goss attends Excluded Unity Alliance Event

by martingosscolchesterppc on 22 July, 2021

I attended the Excluded Unity Alliance event on June 30th in London outside Parliament  and spoke in support of the 3.8 million people who were excluded from any furlough payments. We will continue the  pressure so the Government does the right thing. The speech is outlined below: “I am pleased and honoured to have been […]

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