Residents across Wakefield & the Five Towns face a £582 rise to energy bills in April, new figures reveal

Residents across Wakefield District are set to be hit hard by the expected rise in energy bills in April, new figures have revealed. Analysis by the Liberal Democrats shows that the average yearly bill for homeowners in Wakefield District is set to skyrocket by £582 - the equivalent of £48.50 a m...

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Wakefield Lib Dems back “Robin Hood tax” on energy giants to support families with heating bills

Wakefield Lib Dems back “Robin Hood tax” on energy giants to support families with heating bills

Wakefield Liberal Democrats have today written to the Secretary of State for Energy Kwasi Kwarteng demanding that he backs the party’s call for a “Robin Hood” tax on the super-profits of oil and gas firms, to raise money to support local families facing soaring energy costs.  The proposed one-off...

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Small Business Tax Bombshell

Small businesses in Wakefield & the Five Towns to be hit with £9.5 million tax bombshell after Conservative broken promise Small and medium-sized businesses, from tech start-ups to hairdressers and cafes, across Wakefield and the Five Towns will pay an extra £9.5 million a year due to the ris...

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Labour duck scrutiny on the £1.3mil latest handout for the Hepworth Gallery 

Wakefield Liberal Democrats have slammed the Labour Council Administration for granting exemption on the decision of allocating £1.3million for the Hepworth Gallery. The £1.3mil is to be used on replacing the heating, ventilation, air condition plant at the Hepworth Gallery. This comes despite th...

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Warm Home Discount

Warm Home Discount

Wakefield Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to double the Warm Home Discount for existing recipients and make it available to 1468 extra pensioners across Wakefield Council.

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Lib Dems uncover Wakefield Council spent thousands on unnecessary & unused Zoom licences

Lib Dems slam Wakefield Council for wasting thousands on unnecessary & unused Zoom licenses Lib Dem Councillors have uncovered that almost £20,000 was spent on Zoom licenses, almost half of which were either not activated or used. Despite purchasing the Zoom licenses, Wakefield's inbuilt Skyp...

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