Around The House

Helen Ford presents our political programme from Westminster, this Thursday night at 11.50pm on ITV.

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Around The House: 11:50pm tonight

Helen Ford with Around the House Credit: ITV News

Join Helen Ford and guests for our political show Around The House.

A panel including the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron will analyse this week's Budget. He'll be joined by North Yorkshire's Anne McIntosh and Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman.

We'll also ask how the Government's welfare reforms could affect voters in our region.

Around The House: Disability payments to be piloted in Cumbria

Starting next month, the Disability Living Allowance will be phased out, to be replaced by Personal Independence Payments.

People with disabilities living in parts of Cumbria will be among the first to be switched to the new benefit.

The Government says it will target people who are most in need; opponents say it will penalise the vulnerable.

On tonight's Around The House, Helen Ford is joined by Newcastle MP Catherine McKinnell and Skipton & Ripon MP Julian Smith to discuss welfare reform.

Derek Proud reports on the changes to disability payments:

You can see the full debate - and reaction to the Budget - on Around The House with Helen Ford tonight at 11.50pm on ITV.


Budget reaction on tonight's Around The House

So, was this week's Budget downbeat or aspirational?

Helen Ford is joined by MPs Helen Goodman, Anne McIntosh and Tim Farron to examine the state of the nation's finances, and the likely effect of the Chancellor's measures on us all.

You can see the full debate on the Budget - as well as analysis of welfare reforms that are about to be piloted in Cumbria - on Around The House with Helen Ford, tonight at 11.50pm on ITV.

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