Nearly 36 thousand patients in York waiting to start NHS treatment

The latest data from NHS England, published in January, reveal that 35,866 patients in York are waiting to start treatment, as councillors call newly unveiled Government plans inadequate.

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York to bid to be the new home for Britain’s railways as competition begins

The Department for Transport has kick-started the competition to find the new home of Great British Rail, with York set to be one of the favourites. Council Leader Keith Aspden is urging residents and businesses to support York’s bid to bring high skilled jobs and investment to the city.

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2022/23 Council Budget: Updated proposals revealed with unprecedented investment in social care

The Liberal Democrat and Green administration have unveiled budget proposals for the 2022-23 financial year, with a key focus of supporting the most vulnerable in the city.

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Council Leader responds to Levelling up announcement

Following the long-awaited release of the Government’s Levelling up White Paper, City of York Council Leader Keith Aspden has highlighted the need to match political slogans with funding and delivery to benefit York and the wider region.

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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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