Hull Lib Dems: Govt must end debt crisis for renters to avoid homelessness trebling in 2020

Responding to a report by Generation Rent, which has found that 'homelessness is set to treble this year ... as a result of the economic shock of coronavirus', Hull Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Mike Ross stated: 

"The fact that homelessness is set to treble this year is yet more proof that the consequences of the pandemic are set to be devastating for those already struggling to get by and can afford the least to be hit. The Government must take action now to stop these statistics becoming a reality here in Hull.

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Lib Dems call for Summer Learning Fund to help 11,000 Hull Children

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support 11,197 disadvantaged children across Hull to get ready for returning to school. Back the campaign here.

The Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measures that we feel would support children and help open schools safely. We're urging the Government to create a Summer Learning Fund, which would give every child on free school meals free places at summer learning camps in their community.

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Over 7600 Hull EU citizens left in limbo research finds

Research from the local Hull Liberal Democrat Group has found that 7670 EU nationals in Hull have not been granted permanent Settled Status to remain in the UK. 

Local Councillor for Pickering Mark Ieronimo has said that residents in Hull and across the country should be given the automatic right to stay in the city.

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Derringham Councillor raises Veterans Village concerns with Government

Following the news that Hull's Veterans Village has been given conditional approval, a local ward Councillor has taken her concerns to the heart of Government by writing to the Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick MP.

In the letter, the Derringham Councillor states that the project is "great" and "sustainable at heart" but also raises concerns with the lack of a "genuine consultation" that led to the conditional approval of the location.

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Support needed to protect local workers and prevent redundancies, Hull Lib Dems warn

The Liberal Democrats are urging the Government to extend furlough support until it is safe for workers to return to work. They are also calling for the government to bring forward bespoke packages of support for specific sectors, such as hospitality, or face a significant increase in unemployment.
 
According to government statistics published this week, 31,900 people in Hull have benefited from the job retention scheme.

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