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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Liberal Democrats to protect state pension increases in law – Webb

PENSIONERS would be guaranteed to earn at least an extra £790 per year by the end of the next parliament under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans, Pensions Minister Steve Webb announced today. These changes mean the state pension will be worth at least £131-a-week by 2020, up from just £97.65 four years ago. Thanks to the […]

Liberal Democrats deliver 1.8m apprenticeships – Birtwistle

Liberal Democrats have helped create over 1.8m apprenticeships since coming into Government in 2010. Figures released today show 314,000 people started an apprenticeship in 2013/14. It means that 1.8m apprenticeships have been created since the coalition took power. This takes the Government close to achieving their target of creating 2m apprenticeships in this Parliament. Commenting, […]

More powers for Scotland inevitable – Clegg

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has welcomed a joint-statement by the Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Labour leaders in Scotland committing to more powers for Scotland in the event of a No vote in the referendum. Commenting, Nick Clegg said: “Today our unshakeable commitment to home rule for Scotland within a strong […]

Lib Dems to protect education budget from cradle to college

The Liberal Democrats will protect the full education budget in the next parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today. Nick Clegg said the party would ringfence education spending for 2 to 19-year-olds. This means the Liberal Democrats would protect an extra £10billion of education spending based on this financial year, rising with inflation. Currently funding […]