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Ensuring dignity in retirement

Today, the Basic State Pension increases to £119.30 a week, the biggest real-terms rise in 15 years.Because of our triple lock, we have ensured that the state pension rises every year in line with wages, prices or by 2.5% – whichever is highest.

New eighth County Divison confirmed for Chorley

The Local Boundary Commission for England has confirmned the final boundary arrangements for Lancashire County Council Divisions across Chorley.  Due to population changes across the County, Chorley gets an extra county councillor at the expense of Preston.

Local Elections 2016

In just a few weeks we have a chance to be part of a country that is working towards something greater: a country where our councils are more efficient, our community is safer and those that we love can get on in life.

A New National Living Wage

Today, 1.3 million of the lowest paid working people in Britain, aged 25 or over, will get a direct pay rise.The new National Living Wage will start at £7.20 an hour, and is expected to rise to

Budget 2016: Cutting taxes for 31 million people

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are cutting taxes for working people so they can keep more of the money they earn.

Budget 2016: Lifetime ISAs

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are introducing a new Lifetime ISA to help the next generation to save.

Budget 2016: Freezing fuel duty

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are freezing fuel duty to help household budgets and support small firms.