New report highlights York’s recovery

Cities Outlook 2022, the Centre for Cities annual health check of the UK’s economy, has revealed that York had the fourth-smallest share of vacant store units after June 2021 and overall is having a strong post-covid recovery.


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York to be home to new Active Travel England agency

Council Leader Keith Aspden has welcomed the news that Active Travel England, the Government’s new cycling and walking executive agency, will be headquartered in York from Summer 2022.


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Disadvantaged children left £160 worse off

York’s Lib Dem councillors have expressed their concerns about a real term drop in Pupil Premium funding, which currently leaves disadvantaged children up to £160 worse off.


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Government delays threaten vital public health services

Councillors have expressed concerns over the impact that the delay in announcing councils’ public health funding allocation could have on vital services such as sexual health, outbreak control and drug and alcohol treatment, warning that this may lead to service interruptions and cuts.


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York residents set to face £600 rise in energy bills

New analysis of ONS data shows that the average yearly bill for homeowners in York will skyrocket by £600 per year - the equivalent of £50 a month - once the new energy price cap comes into effect in April.


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Julian Sturdy MP must call for PM’s resignation

York’s Liberal Democrat councillors are calling on the Conservative MP Julian Sturdy to hold the Prime Minister to account, following the revelation that he organised and attended illegal parties in Downing Street at the height of lockdown. 


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Over 13,000 residents could lose free prescriptions in York

York’s Lib Dem councillors have hit out against proposed changes to free prescriptions, which could see over 13,000 local residents aged between 60 and 65 required to pay for medications. The average person in their early 60s would pay an extra £50 to £100 a year unless they qualify for another exemption.


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Over a hundred fewer dentists in the region as crisis deepens

New data from the NHS has revealed a growing staffing crisis for local dental practices, as over a hundred practitioners in the North East and Yorkshire have left the profession in the past twelve months.


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Lib Dems secure £7.7 million investment in York’s Libraries

York Liberal Democrat Councillors have secured a £7.7 million investment in the city’s libraries in a programme of city wide improvement.


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York residents face 'skyrocketing energy bills' in 2022, warn councillors

Households in York could pay more than £500 extra a year due to the increase in the energy price cap.


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