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#UKPoli: Our broken social care system needs both fairer funding and fairer models – #UKPolitics

The past 18 months have laid bare the extent to which Conservative cuts have decimated social care. Proper funding for the sector is critical for tackling low pay, short visits and long waiting lists, and ensuring more people can access the care they need. It is right that we are …

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#UKPoli: Minister must outline plan to provide protection from triple hit end of financial aid, says Armstrong – #UKPolitics

The Communities Minister must outline how individuals and families will be protected once a number of support provisions close at the end of September, Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said. Speaking as the “triple hit” of the end of the emergency notice to quit provision, contained in the Private Tenancies …

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#UKPoli: Muir launches public petition for rapidly improved Electric Vehicle charging – #UKPolitics

Alliance Party Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has launched a public petition calling for the Minister for Infrastructure to rapidly improve the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging networking in Northern Ireland. The online petition notes that while Northern Ireland’s EV charging network was world-leading when it was established back in 2010, …

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#UKPoli: The Government’s decision to cut Universal Credit is unjust, and we need to work together to change it. – #UKPolitics

No one should have to suffer the indignity of relying on emergency food aid. But over the past decade, we have seen food bank usage soar. This should shame us all. Recently the Government confirmed that the cut to Universal Credit will go ahead at the end of September. This …

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#UKPoli: Lyttle congratulates students on GCSE results – #UKPolitics

Lyttle congratulates students on GCSE results – Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Home News Lyttle congratulates students on GCSE results &lt Back To News Lyttle congratulates students on GCSE results August 12, 2021 Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has congratulated pupils across Northern Ireland on their GCSE results. Chris …

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#UKPoli: I’m excited about all we can achieve with our team in Wales – #UKPolitics

It’s a pure delight for me to be taking on the role of Political and Membership Officer for Wales at the Co-operative Party. I have big shoes to fill to live up to the great work done by Karen Wilkie and John Boyle, but I’ll give it my best. These …

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#UKPoli: Lyttle praises hard work of students across NI – #UKPolitics

Alliance Education Spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has praised the hard work and dedication of students and teachers across NI as A-Level results are announced today. Mr Lyttle, Chair of Stormont’s Education Committee, said the past few years have been “extremely challenging” on students and urged FE Colleges, Universities, apprenticeship providers …

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#UKPoli: As our Summer School comes to an end, we are looking to the future. – #UKPolitics

This week marked the end of our second online Summer School for newer members of the Co-operative Party, and I was proud to lead the final session on our relationship and responsibilities with the wider co-operative movement. Through the course of the Summer School, we have looked at topics such …

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#UKPoli: Co-operatives aren’t just surviving in this crisis: they are thriving – #UKPolitics

Over the pandemic period, we’ve seen significant economic implications that have had a huge impact on businesses throughout our community and right across the country. But despite this, co-operatives have continued to serve their members and communities. Co-operatives haven’t just weathered the economic crisis, either. They’ve flourished. Throughout the pandemic …

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#UKPoli: Preparations must be advanced for vaccinations from age 12+, says Bradshaw – #UKPolitics

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the UK Government’s announcement it is extending vaccinations to all those aged 16+ demonstrates why preparations must be rapidly advanced for offering vaccines to all teenagers in Northern Ireland. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after approval was given from the Joint …

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