Tribute to Cllr Tim Davies

The Liberal Democrat group on Cardiff Council is saddened to hear of the passing of Cllr Tim Davies, Conservative Councillor for Whitchurch and Tongwynlais.

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Tribute to Councillor Wendy Congreve

We are quite stunned by the loss of Councillor Wendy Congreve, who died on Tuesday night. Our first thoughts are with her family, her children and grandchildren.

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Hidden heroines – Betty Campbell

The first thing to say about the BBC “Hidden Heroines” competition to choose the first outdoor public statue of Welsh woman for the new BBC Wales headquarters in Central Square is a solid “What”?!

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Bus Station Fiasco

Cardiff Liberal Democrats condemn the neglect of public transport in Cardiff, following cuts to bus services and the ongoing failure of the council to re-build the central bus station.

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Cardiff's Homelessness Crisis

We brought proposals to last week's budget meeting that would provide an extra £500,000 to support rough sleepers. Labour rejected them.

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Lib Dems propose half-million pound fund to help people sleeping rough

Cardiff Liberal Democrats have tabled a budget amendment that would put an additional £500,000 into helping rough sleepers off the streets.

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Richard Jerrett chosen as Lib Dem candidate for Ely by-election

Local man Richard Jerrett has been chosen as your Liberal Democrat candidate for the Ely by-election on February 21st, following the sad death of Councillor Jim Murphy.

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Cash Boost for New Teachers and Classrooms in Cardiff Schools

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, has announced that an extra 54 classrooms will be built in Wales as part of a drive to reduce infant class sizes.

Cardiff is set to receive more than £5million from the scheme, funding 10 new teaching posts and 8 new classrooms.

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Shock at £300,000 plus cost of Cardiff Council's dispute with HMRC

Cardiff’s Liberal Democrat councillors have expressed shock that Cardiff Council has so far spent over £300,000 for external professional advice regarding a dispute with HMRC over a purportedly under-declared landfill tax assessment.

 

As revealed in the council’s Statement of Accounts for 2017/18, which were presented to a meeting of the full council in September 2018, the council is in dispute with HMRC regarding a potential under-payment of landfill tax dating back to 1 April 2015 in relation to waste tipped at the Lamby Way landfill site. HMRC believes that some materials disposed of should have had the standard rate of tax applied rather than a lower rate which was in fact paid, with the difference in the tax rate being £80 a tonne. The council has previously refused to disclose how many tonnes of waste HMRC believes this applies to.

 

Now, in a reply to a written question tabled by the council’s Liberal Democrat spokesperson for finance, Councillor Rodney Berman, the council has revealed that as of 27 January 2019, it has paid out £323,533 so far for external professional advice.

 

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Cardiff's Labour Council is failing LGBT staff

Cardiff's Labour administration is is letting down the Council's gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans staff after it failed to make the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 Employers.

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