Archive | September, 2010
Lib Dems crackdown on Council perks

Lib Dems crackdown on Council perks

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council have revealed how their crack down on ‘employee expenses’ such as transport costs, conferences and hospitality has saved local taxpayers nearly £500,000. Expenditure on employee expenses, which also include training, car allowances and subsistence, has been reduced from around £6.5m from when Labour ran the Council in 2007/08 to […]

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Cllr Paul Scriven protests against station barriers

Lib Dems lead station access battle

Liberal Democrat Leader of Sheffield City Council, Paul Scriven, has demanded that the British Transport Police stop wasting “valuable time, resources and staff” in stopping people cross the bridge at Sheffield station. Paul has written to the British Transport Police after the they issued 45 cautions in a single evening to residents using the bridge as a […]

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Nick Clegg

Powers to boost Sheffield jobs welcomed by local Lib Dems

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council have welcomed the news that local Council’s are set to receive new powers to raise investment for large new developments that boost economic growth and local jobs. In his keynote address,Nick Clegg said the Government will introduce Tax Increment Financing (TIF) powers, which will allow local authorities to borrow against […]

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Sheffield City Council's free insulation scheme

Over 10,000 warmer Sheffield homes thanks to local Lib Dems

The weather may be getting cold outside, but more than 10,000 homes are now warmer within, thanks to a ground-breaking scheme introduced by Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council. Sheffield City Council’s Free Insulation Scheme was launched in April 2009. It offers free loft and wall cavity insulation to homeowners and private tenants and is […]

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Lib Dem community justice cuts re-offending rates

Nick Clegg joined volunteers as well as previous wrongdoers and victims at a celebratory event Friday which marked one year since the introduction of Community Justice Panels. The panels bring victims and wrongdoers together to resolve the harm caused by anti-social behaviour and crimes such as less serious incidents of criminal damage and assault, and the […]

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