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A million jobs for a stronger economy

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  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Employment up AGAIN - graph April 2014
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    New figures show the rate of unemployment has fallen below 7% for the first time since the recession. The number of people out of work dropped by 77,000 in the last three months, while total employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation.

    There are now more people in work than ever before, with nearly 0.7 million more people in employment since this time last year, showing that the Lib Dem plan to create a million jobs is working.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    The former Speech Writer to Tony Blair said that he believes Nick Clegg is making a difference: "By stopping the Tory Right, the Deputy Prime Minister should be applauded by all liberal voters."

    Philip Collins worked as Tony Blair's Chief Speech Writer, responsible for Blair's very last speech as Leader of the Labour Party. In his article published today, he said that without the Lib Dems in Government, tax cuts for the wealthy would have been more generous. He points out that green taxes would be slashed harder, welfare cuts would be more severe, and there would be greater progress towards abolishing human rights legislation.

  • GP Access infographic
    Article: Apr 14, 2014

    It has been announced today that extended opening hours and enhanced local care for the elderly will soon be available at doctors' surgeries across many parts of the country, thanks to a new drive to improve local GP services.

    Millions of people will now be able to see their family doctor outside of working hours, including late night and weekend appointments, while the elderly and those with more serious health complaints will get tailored care, coordinated by just one local GP.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Nick Clegg has today announced an extra £300 million to help growing businesses and create tens of thousands of jobs across England.

    The £300 million forms part of the Liberal Democrat's Regional Growth Fund, which is now being delivered in Government. The Fund is designed to unlock billions of pounds of private sector investment and create sustainable employment and growth in a wide range of sectors across the country.

  • Free School Meals ()
    Article: Apr 8, 2014

    From September this year, all children between the ages of five and seven will receive free school meals, regardless of family income.

    Despite strong opposition from Tory backbenchers, the Liberal Democrats have fought to deliver free lunches in schools which will improve the lives of many children, as well as saving families £437 a year. Many studies have found that nutritious meals at school improve pupils' health, behaviour, concentration and their overall wellbeing. It makes a real difference in the classrooms, and these findings have been backed by the Department of Education and the Department of Health.

  • Personal allowance - £700 tax cut promised, £800 delivered
    Article: Apr 6, 2014

    Today, 24 million people will receive a £700 tax cut compared to 2010. This will put £700 back in the pockets of the lowest earners.

    Thanks to the Liberal Democrats, the new income tax personal allowance kicks in, reaching £10,000. It means 24m working people are paying £700 less in income tax than they were under Labour; people on the minimum wage have had the amount they pay in income tax more than halved; and 2.7m of people in the lowest paid jobs will no longer pay any income tax at all.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats are continuing to grow as a party, with membership expected to reach 44,000 today - an increase of more than 500 members this year. This compares with 42,501 at the start of 2013 and 43,451 at the start of this year.

    2013 was the first time in recent history a governing party has increased its membership over a year while in power and the first time the Liberal Democrats have increased membership outside of an election period in more than a decade.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2014

    Liberal Democrats in Government are making changes to the school milk initiative so children continue to get free milk. This will mean that every child under the age of five, who is at day care for two or more hours a day, will continue to get free milk.

    Currently around 1.5 million children under-five in 55,000 childcare settings benefit from free milk. Under the terms of the scheme, nursery schools and other childcare providers can claim back the cost of the milk from the Department of Health.

  • Richard Branson quote on Europe infographic
    Article: Mar 26, 2014

    Just hours before the first debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage about Britain's membership of Europe, Richard Branson has called on people to back the case for staying IN Europe.

    Writing in his blog, Branson said that although Europe has it's faults, "the last thing the UK should do is leave it, as it would then have no say on how to improve it and make it more productive for all countries involved."