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“Shameful cuts will punish the low paid”

Posted on: 9th April 2018

The cloak of worrying news on Syria, Salisbury poisoning, Brexit etc is successfully used to bury the impact of the Government’s latest round of shameful cuts. Some workers estimate they’ll suffer a 25% loss from Universal Credit changes. Meaning some may have to give up work. Others could lose their homes through changes in support […]

George seeks to amend Government Welfare plan

Posted on: 10th January 2013

MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, is leading a rebellion against the Government’s Welfare Bill, with the support of his Liberal Democrat colleague Charles Kennedy and others (including local MP Dan Rogerson).   Immediately after the (less significant) Second Reading vote on Tuesday evening Mr George […]

George will not support Government Welfare plan

Posted on: 8th January 2013

St Ives MP Andrew George will refuse to support the Government’s Welfare Bill this evening and has said he will vote against it until it is made fairer to all low income households, not just those who claim out of work benefit. Mr George called on the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain […]

Working Tax Credits

Posted on: 5th April 2012

Local MP, Andrew George, is concerned that some constituents currently receiving Working Tax Credits could find out tomorrow that they are no longer entitled to payments. Couples with children who are receiving Working Tax Credit (WTC) where one partner is receiving Carer’s Allowance are at risk of losing their full tax credits unless they contact […]