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Mark Williams MP opens new Chuckling Goat shop

key_Chuckling_Goat.jpgCeredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has opened the Chuckling Goat shop in Cardigan this week.  This new shop, based at Siop 3 in Cornel Pendre will sell goats milk products, including skin care products, made at Chuckling Goat farm at Brynhoffanant.

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MP urges local residents to have a ‘Safe Xmas’ when donating to charity

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams, is urging residents to give safely to charities this Christmas by remembering the ‘Safe Xmas’ acronym developed by the Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, and the Fundraising Standards Board, the self-regulatory body for UK fundraising. 

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Mark Williams secures meeting with Secretary of State for Wales and Traws Link Cymru

Following representations by Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams, the Secretary of State for Wales has agreed to meet with Traws Link Cymru to discuss their campaign calling for the re-opening of the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen rail line.

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Mark Williams fights for Ceredigion’s businesses

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has spoken in a debate in the House of Commons on what he termed ‘dangerous and toxic’ loan products which have been mis-sold to thousands of small businesses across the UK, including some in Ceredigion.  The debate also focused on the redress process which has been put in place for this mis-selling scandal which was put together by the Financial Conduct Authority with the Banks.

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Mark Williams welcomes economy boosting measures in Autumn Statement

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has welcomed announcements made in today’s Autumn Statement to boost the economy, such as an increase to personal income allowance, reforms to stamp duty, and abolishing Employer National Insurance Contributions for apprentices aged under 25.

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Mark Williams welcomes VAT relief announcement for Search and Rescue charities in Autumn Statement

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has welcomed the announcement in today’s Autumn Statement of a VAT Refund Scheme for Search and Rescue and Air Ambulance Charities.

This scheme will mean that from April 2015 search and rescue and air ambulance charities will be eligible to apply for a VAT refund.  In Wales the VAT refund scheme will be available to at least 15 search and rescue charities, and air ambulance charities that serve Wales.  Lifeboat charities in Wales will also benefit from this refund scheme. 

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Mark Williams' dismay at closure of Barclays Bank in Tregaron

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has expressed his dismay at the announcement of the closure of Barclays Bank in Tregaron.

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Mark Williams tables motion in Parliament to celebrate Club Cosy

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Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has celebrated the work of Ymlaen Ceredigion and its Club Cosy scheme in Parliament by tabling an Early Day Motion.

Mark Williams tabled the motion which commends the innovative Club Cosy scheme which Ymlaen Ceredigion run with the support of the Welsh Assembly, and deliver on behalf of Ceredigion County Council. 

The project works to develop and support oil buying syndicates or fuel clubs in Ceredigion, where most homes are off-grid. 

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Mark Williams expresses concerns that rural homes are 'missing out' on energy efficiency schemes

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has raised concerns that many in rural areas are contributing far more to energy efficiency schemes than they get back, according to recent research. 

Raising these concerns in a debate in the House of Commons Chamber yesterday afternoon on Welsh Affairs, Mr Williams highlighted the findings of some analysis which has been recently been undertaken and published by Calor Gas.  The findings have indicated that around 1.7 million rural households across the UK have paid more than £40 each in levies on their electricity bills over the last two years to fund a nationwide energy efficiency scheme, but that many of these homes have received nothing back.  

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Mark Williams becomes patron of Aberystwyth Veterans Support Group

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has become patron of the charity Aberystwyth Veterans Support Group, who offer advice, information and guidance to former servicemen and women who are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to a new life as a civilian. 

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