Nick Clegg praises Sheffield’s Half Marathon spectators, but calls for explanation from organisers

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has commented on the news that Sheffield’s Half Marathon was cancelled due to insufficient water supplies for runners. Although the race was officially cancelled, many participants decided to go ahead and run the race. Nick Clegg has demanded a ‘full explanation’ from race organisers and praised spectators […]

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£1.1m of Sheffield school improvements to deliver Nick Clegg’s free school meals

More than £1.1 million is being spent on improving Sheffield’s primary and infant schools as part of plans to provide free school meals for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 from September 2014. Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has welcomed the investment. It is part of a £150 million […]

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Nick Clegg on the Budget: £700 tax cut promised, £800 delivered

Nick Clegg has welcomed today’s Budget, which has confirmed victory for the Liberal Democrat campaign to deliver an £800 tax cut for people on low and middle incomes. Cutting income tax by £700 – by raising the tax-free allowance to £10,000 – was the top priority on the front page of the Liberal Democrat manifesto. […]

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Thousands of Sheffield families to get help with childcare costs – Nick Clegg MP

Today, Sheffield Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP, has revealed that a major childcare package is set to help 15,860 families in Sheffield. Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015. The Government has […]

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Clegg welcomes new fund to boost city centre trade

Nick Clegg has welcomed the news that Sheffield has been awarded a new loan from the Government’s Business Improvement District Loan Fund in order to help revitalise the city centre. Sheffield has been allocated £28,000 to create a high street Business Improvement District. The aim is to come up with new ways to support the […]

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Labour calls 3,200 apprentices in Sheffield “deadweight” – Nick Clegg MP

Labour has branded 3,200 young people in Sheffield “deadweight” amid plans to scrap vital apprenticeships. Liberal Democrats have overseen the creation of 1.6m apprenticeships since 2010, which is the largest expansion since the 1950s. But Labour has suggested 59% of apprenticeships starting in Sheffield could be cut if they were in government. A Labour policy review […]

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