Lib Dems to invest 7 billion to save our schools

The Liberal Democrats have today announced an extra £7 billion over five years from the Party's infrastructure budget for new school buildings and repairs to keep up with rising pupil numbers. The funding will be distributed to local authorities and ring-fenced specifically to be spent on school improvements.  Following the announcement, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla … Continue reading Lib Dems to invest 7 billion to save our schools

Tory nurse tax ballooning due to immigration health surcharge rise

Today the Liberal Democrats have slammed reports that Boris Johnson's Conservatives have pledged to make all those permanently relocating to the UK to pay an increased surcharge of £625, further increasing what was dubbed by the Liberal Democrats the 'nurse tax'.The 'nurse tax' was the policy outlined just last week by the Tory Party that the Immigration health … Continue reading Tory nurse tax ballooning due to immigration health surcharge rise

Tesla announcement demolishes Johnson’s Brexit fantasy

Responding to the announcement that Tesla will be investing in a new factory in Germany and not the UK due to Brexit uncertainty, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake:"On Boris Johnson's first day in Downing Street, Dominic Cummings was pictured wearing a T- shirt picturing a company founded by Elon Musk. Now the very entrepreneur … Continue reading Tesla announcement demolishes Johnson’s Brexit fantasy

Spiralling class sizes shows brutal impact of Conservative cuts

Responding to the analysis by the National Education Union, revealing that school class sizes have risen in 474 constituencies in England, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said: “Our children deserve world-class schools that can help them make the most of the challenges ahead, regardless of their background. “But the Conservatives have cut school budgets to … Continue reading Spiralling class sizes shows brutal impact of Conservative cuts

FARAGE STANDING DOWN SHOWS BREXIT PARTY WORRIED ABOUT LIB DEMS STOPPING BREXIT

Responding to news that Nigel Farage will stand down Brexit Party candidates in Conservative held seats shows they are running scared. Liberal Democrat candidate Warren Fox said: "Nigel Farage is running scared of the Liberal Democrats. He is genuinely worried that the Liberal Democrats could stop Brexit. Boris Johnson is not fit to govern our country. … Continue reading FARAGE STANDING DOWN SHOWS BREXIT PARTY WORRIED ABOUT LIB DEMS STOPPING BREXIT

Education: Lib Dems to create ambitious £10,000 Skills Wallet for every adult

The Liberal Democrats have set out their vision for a “new era of learning throughout life” with the creation of an ambitious Skills Wallet. This will give every adult £10,000 to spend on education and training throughout their lives. A Liberal Democrat Government will put £4,000 into people’s ‘Skills Wallet’ at 25, £3,000 at 40 and … Continue reading Education: Lib Dems to create ambitious £10,000 Skills Wallet for every adult

Lib Dems: Free childcare from 9 months for working parents

The Liberal Democrats will today (09/11/19) announce bold plans to introduce free childcare from 9 months, transforming the lives of parents and children across the UK.Today’s high cost of childcare means that too many parents are unable to return to work without risking real financial hardship. With the average cost of 25 hours nursery care … Continue reading Lib Dems: Free childcare from 9 months for working parents