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Nick Clegg - Spring Conference - 8th March 2014The Liberal Democrats are working to build astronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

That's why in Government we have given 24 million people a £700 tax cut, created 1 million jobs and helped 1.5 million apprentices.

That's 5,500 more people in work every working day!

5500 people every working day

We are the only party that can anchor Britain in the centre ground, ensuring we have sustainable growth and equality of opportunity.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy, in government they would drag Britain to the left, borrowing too much, spending too much and risking the recovery.

And the Conservatives can't be trusted to treat people fairly. If Liberal Democrats weren't in Government, the Tories would focus attention on the best-off, let employers fire staff without cause and allow schools to be run for profit.

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.

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  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    As set out in my Report into 'Processes and Culture' within the Party, I would now like to assess progress made against my recommendations.

    Taken together, the recommendations formed a suggested - but by no means exhaustive - blueprint for change over both the medium and long term.

    Less than 18 months has passed since my initial review, so it was never my expectation that all would be resolved by now, rather that the direction of travel be firmly established.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Commenting on the announcement by broadcasters about negotiations for TV leader debates in the run up to the 2015 election, a Liberal Democrat spokesman said:

    "The Liberal Democrats have long argued that the debates last time round were of huge benefit to our democratic process and engaged millions of voters.

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    Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have today branded new schools policy proposed by the Conservatives as half-baked.

    The Conservatives revealed their plans to give school commissioners the power to fire headteachers and introduce new discipline standards in schools ranked inadequate by Ofsted.

    There are currently eight school commissioners in England who have the power to intervene in failing free schools and academies. The Conservatives want to extend commissioners' powers to include state schools, stretching their resources over thousands of square miles up and down the country.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Responding to the Conservatives manifesto plans to give school commissioners the power to fire headteachers on the spot and impose new discipline codes, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:

    "This new Conservative policy on schools seems to have been cobbled together on the back of a fag packet.

    "The idea that you can support and challenge 24,000 schools on the basis of eight Commissioners responsible for covering thousands of square miles of territory in vast regional bureaucracies is a nonsense.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Responding to former environment secretary Owen Paterson's calls to suspend and then scrap the Climate Change Act, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey said:

    "The overwhelming majority of scientists agree that climate change exists while most leading British businesses and City investment funds agree with the Coalition that taking out an 'insurance policy' now will protect the UK against astronomical future costs caused by a changing climate.

    "Indeed, the majority of European countries have now come around to the UK's way of thinking and are ready to implement proposals that would see other European countries adopt targets similar to our Climate Change Act in a deal the Prime Minister should seal later this month.

    "With the USA, China and India also now taking the climate change threat seriously and investing in low carbon energy, the global marketplace for green technology Britain is increasingly strong in, should balloon over the next decade so ripping up the Climate Change Act would be one of the most stupid economic decisions imaginable."

  • Article: Oct 10, 2014

    Today, October 10 marks World Mental Health Day 2014, a global celebration of mental health education and awareness - tackling the stigma surrounding mental health.

    Research shows that one in four people will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their lives.

    Back our campaign to help us stamp out stigma attached to mental health.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2014

    Lib Dems in the House of Lords have moved one step closer to criminalising the sharing of revenge porn following the tabling of a new amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

    The revision, which makes it an offense to publish a private sexual image of another identifiable person without their consent, focuses specifically on the distress caused to the victims.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a major review aimed at shoring up workers' rights.

    The aim is to make sure people understand their employment rights, as well as ensuring bosses know what their staff are entitled to.

    The review could help strengthen the employment status of up to one million British workers.

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    Article: Oct 6, 2014

    Plans to boost pay for thousands of apprentices have been unveiled by Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable.

    A proposal to create a single national minimum wage for 16 to 17-year-olds in work and first year of apprentices will be presented to the Low Pay Commission (LPC).

    It would mean around 31,000 apprentices in the first year of their programme will benefit from a pay rise of more than £1 an hour.

  • Article: Oct 5, 2014

    Liberal Democrat members today overwhelmingly backed plans to commit a £1 billion real term investment in NHS.

    The manifesto commitment will see the health service receive the extra £1 billion of real term funding in 2016/17 and 2017/18.

    It will be funded by scrapping the Tory "shares for rights" scheme, increasing the dividend tax on additional rate taxpayers and tightening the cap on pension tax relief.

A £600 tax cut for every ordinary worker in the country Income Tax Halved for Someone on the Minimum Wage