Lib Dems commit to fund the NHS and social care

The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of ...

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The Magic Autumn Statement (or so George Osborne would have us believe)

December 4, 2015 Budget / Economy / Finance / National Policy / Policy 0

Last week the Chancellor gave his autumn statement to the House of Commons. At first this all appeared as though George Osborne was pulling rabbits out if his red box, just ...

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Save our Homes

[embed][/embed] Yesterday Morning, the first Liberal Democrat Party Political Broadcast by Tim Farron was released. It focuses on the crisis that exists around housing and the Liberal Democrats commitment to make ...

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Housing – Right to Buy and Housing Benefit cuts will entrench inequality

July 19, 2015 National Policy 0

Today’s budget added the removal of housing benefit from under-21s to worrying recent developments in Tory housing policy. The new ‘Right to Buy’ is already asset-stripping housing association houses without ...

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Student Maintenance Grants – Now becoming repayable loans

July 18, 2015 National Policy 0

This was a plan that was first proposed a few years ago, and blocked by Liberal Democrats in government at the time. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds will now have to ...

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