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  • Speaking at conference
    Article: Apr 17, 2014

    The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24m in the three months to February, official figures have shown.

    At the same time, average earnings in the three months to February grew 1.7% compared with a year earlier. With the latest figures out this week showing a fall in inflation to 1.6% in March that means wages are now increasing faster than inflation, for the first time in six years (apart from 2 months in 2010).

  • Eluned Parrott portrait (Stephen Radford)
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Commenting on figures published today showing unemployment in Wales fell by 6,000 in the 3 months to February 2014, Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Economy Minister, said:

    "Liberal Democrats in the UK Government are building a stronger economy and today we can see what that means for people in Wales.

  • At the Which? energy advice surgery in Cardiff
    Article: Apr 2, 2014

    Jenny Willott, Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is urging local residents to sign up to The Big Deal campaign in order to save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills.

    The Big Deal is a national campaign for cheaper energy. It brings people together to harness their collective buying power and deliver lower bills.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014

    The Welsh Government has been accused of burying its head in the sand over serious concerns regarding Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) services in Wales. This follows warnings that there has been little progress since a review in 2009 and young people continue to be put at risk with a failure to address significant safety issues.

  • Jenny talking
    Article: Apr 1, 2014

    Emergency ambulance response times in February were the worst they have been since a new system was introduced in 2011, figures published today have shown.

    Just 51% of emergency responses to Category A (immediately life-threatening) calls in Cardiff arrived at the scene within 8 minutes. This is despite the target being for 65% of ambulances to arrive within that time. The all-Wales figures are the worst since a new classification system was introduced in 2011.

  • EP&JW
    Article: Apr 1, 2014

    A major childcare package is set to help 9,440 families in Cardiff, Liberal Democrat Jenny Willott MP said today. In total, 83,600 people in Wales will benefit.

    Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.

    The Government has said it will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child.

  • Tax cut
    Article: Apr 1, 2014

    An £800 income tax cut for people in Cardiff Central is the real budget boost, Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott has said.

    Last month's Budget revealed plans to increase the personal allowance from April 2015 and put an extra £100 back in taxpayers' pockets.

    Lib Dems have already delivered a £700 tax cut for low to middle earners, but today's news goes even further. The number of people who will benefit from a cut to the personal allowance in Cardiff Central is expected to be 31,140 - while over 136,000 people will benefit across Cardiff as a whole.

  • Mark Williams MP
    Article: Mar 31, 2014

    Today it has been announced that the Government is seeking to bring forward proposals in the Queen's Speech to amend the criminal law on child neglect to ensure it includes emotional and psychological neglect, following intense pressure from Mark Williams MP and Action for Children. This is the culmination of a long campaign, which has sought to see the law changed through amendments proposed in the House of Lords, and most recently through Mark Williams' Child Maltreatment Bill.

  • Peter Black portrait (Richard Thomas)
    Article: Mar 31, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Housing and Local Government, Peter Black has called on the government to include a statutory duty in the Housing (Wales) Bill for its own Ministers to set termly targets for the supply of new affordable homes.

    Mr. Black has tabled an amendment for consideration by the Assembly when it debates the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill on Tuesday. He believes that the haphazard approach to targets, including the definition of what is and is not an affordable home can be cleared up with a statutory duty.

  • Eluned Parrott portrait (Stephen Radford)
    Article: Mar 26, 2014

    Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Transport, has spoken of her disbelief today after the Transport Minister appeared not to know her own Government's business case for electrification.

    When asked about details of the business case Edwina Hart, said she was unable to answer as she was not aware what was in the document and hadn't brought a copy with her.

Jenny Willott MP