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  • Article: Aug 16, 2014

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to introduce new child poverty measures it has been announced today.

    The manifesto will feature the three child poverty targets which were blocked by the Conservatives: reducing relative poverty, reducing gaps in life chances, and reducing entrenched poverty.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2014

    Liberal Democrats would support carers with a package of measures designed to make their lives easier under manifesto plans announced today.

    Carers save the state tens of billions of pounds a year and the Lib Dems want to give them something back.

    The package includes raising the amount carers can earn before losing their allowance.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    A record number of students have been accepted into university this year, with a greater number of opportunities and choices opening up.

    There has been more flexibility introduced, so universities can recruit more students, making it possible for more young people to access the institution of their choice.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has welcome news that youth unemployment in her constituency has halved since 2010.

    In May 2010, the youth unemployment rate in Hornsey and Wood Green was 7.1%. Four years on, the figure in June 2014 is just 3.1%.

    Overall unemployment in Lynne Featherstone MP's constituency is also down - from 5.2% in 2010 to 3.2% now.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    Four million people have now automatically enrolled in workplace pensions - an increase of over one million this year.

    Liberal Democrats in government introduced automatic enrolment, which their boss and the government pay in to, in order to give people the confidence to save for retirement.

    Automatic enrolment started in October 2012, requiring all businesses to enrol staff into a workplace pension and start paying contributions, beginning with the largest employers first.

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    Article: Aug 14, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government will make further cuts in Income Tax and reduce National Insurance for millions of workers under manifesto plans announced today.

    The party plans to raise the personal allowance to at least £12,500 by the end of next Parliament.

    This move would cut income tax for 30m workers and be worth £400 per year to a typical basic rate taxpayer.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    Lib Dems have today announced manifesto proposals to overhaul 'stop and search'. These plans outlined in our pre-manifesto are designed to change community relationships and increase the public's trust in police.

    Under the proposals, laws on 'stop and search' would be tightened and some police officers would be required to wear body cameras when stopping someone.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    During a recent visit to Cardiff, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg met apprentices at British Gas, following the company's expansion of apprenticeship opportunities.

    Watch the video below to find out more about how apprenticeships are helping young people enter the world of work.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Today Nick Clegg announced the appointment of a new group of Lib Dem peers. The six new peers, three men and three women, all have vast experience in the party. All of them have represented the party in local government and all have made a huge contribution over a number of years.

    Chris Fox

    A member of the Liberal party at the age of 16, Chris was the founder chair of the North Herefordshire Young Liberals working in Roger Pincham's team during the second election campaign that year. In 1994 Chris was elected councillor for Feltham South and went on to fight the new Windsor parliamentary seat for the 1997 General Election.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Six new Liberal Democrat peers will enter the House of Lords, it has been announced.

    The new peers are:

    Chris Fox - Director of Group Communications for GKN; and former Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats.

    Cllr David Goddard - elected Member of Stockport Metropolitan Council (Liberal Democrat); former Leader of Stockport Council; former Member of the Greater Manchester Police Authority; and former Non-Executive Director of Manchester International Airport.