Closure of local councils’ mortgage guarantee schemes leave Welsh first time buyers high and dry

Six Welsh Councils, who are operating mortgage guarantee schemes for first time home buyers, have effectively pulled the plug on any future assistance leaving those trying to get onto the housing ladder high and dry, an Assembly Member has discovered.

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Assembly Member calls on people to have their say on the voluntary Sector

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has called on his constituents in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend to have their say on the future of the voluntary Sector in Wales.

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Assembly Member calls for action over foul smell at Swansea sewage plant

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has contacted Welsh Water to ask them to take urgent action over a foul smell emanating from their sewage treatment plant on Fabian Way in Swansea. Read more

Clarity on sprinklers is welcome, but progress needed on mortgage scheme

Responding to the Housing Minister's statement on Stimulating Home Building in Wales, Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Housing Minister, said:

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Welsh Government must take urgent action to help first time buyers

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Peter Black, has called on the Welsh Labour Government to use the last week of the Assembly term to focus on tackling the growing gap between England and Wales in terms of help offered to first time buyers to get onto the housing ladder. Read more

Raising income tax threshold is key to lowest income inequality since 1986

Commenting on the Office for National Statistics' annual report on the effect of taxes and benefits on household income, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black said:

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Assembly Member demands tough action on mobile phone insurance

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black is demanding tough action over mobile phone insurance in the light of the recent Financial Conduct Authority investigation which found poor claims handling, poor sales practice, anti-customer exclusions in the small print, and poor product design. Read more

Assembly Member urges measure to reduce the risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West Peter Black is urging the Welsh Government to include provisions for fitting carbon monoxide alarms in Welsh homes in the upcoming Housing Bill.

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Assembly Member urges Barclays to think again over sale of customer data

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has urged Barclays Bank to think again over their plans to sell customer data to third parties.

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Aspiration is there, but we need delivery

In response to the publication of the Welsh Government's 'Tackling Poverty Action Plan 2013', Peter Black AM has called on the Welsh Government to focus on delivery, rather than rhetoric, in its aims in tackling poverty in Wales.

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