Summer Budget Welfare Cuts – Excessive and Unfair

This is the moment that many of us have feared, and that Liberal Democrats spent five years, fifty MPs, and thousands of local councillors preventing – an unleashed George Osborne delivering the first fully Tory budget since 1996. The Liberal Democrats are barely out of the door, and millions

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Some thoughts on the Summer Budget

Anyone interested in the details of summer budget can find some useful briefings and information here: BBC Local Government Association Liberal Democrats As a Liberal Democrat, this is obviously a difficult day. Our party spent five years preventing the Conservatives from implementing policies

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61,100 to get pensions rise thanks to Liberal Democrats

The basic state pensions will rise by at least £2.85 a week thanks to the Liberal Democrats triple lock. It means 61,100 pensioners in Cheshire West & Chester will benefit from an increase in their pension. This rise will bring the level of the state pension to at least £115.95 and will

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Free School Meals

Nick Clegg has announced that the Coalition will fund schools in England to provide every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 with a hot, healthy meal at lunchtime. Over the course of a year the average family spends more than £400 on school lunches per child. Universal free school meals for

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