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  • 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 5, 2014

    Speaking at the Welsh Liberal Democrat conference today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg accused Labour and the Conservatives of being 'missing in action' on Europe. He also said that he would be taking his message around the country, in town halls, radio phone-ins and in any way he can; speaking directly to millions of voters about why we should be IN Europe - to protect British jobs, keep our streets safe, and maintain our standing in the world.

  • Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the freedom of information request by Mayorwatch website confirming a long standing attempt by Transport for London to cover up the full details of the actual income being received from Barclays Bank for sponsorship of the cycle hire scheme said:

  • Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Today, Labour's Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls claimed that families are worse off under this government. However, the Liberal Democrats have been cleaning up Labour's mess.

    Commenting on Ed Balls' claims, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

    "On this weekend of all weekends, Ed Balls needs to acknowledge the work Liberal Democrats are doing in government to clean up Labour's mess.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today visited Cambridge where he announced a £1bn boost to city and the surrounding area. The Greater Cambridge City Deal is designed to help it become the UK's Silicon Valley and is expected to unlock £1bn of investments in transport and housing, to boost economic growth across the region.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2014

    Environment Secretary Owen Patterson has today confirmed the Government will not roll out further badger culls. His statement is in response to the Independent Expert Panel's (IEP) report into last summer's culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

    Liberal Democrats in Government have argued consistently that it would be inappropriate to roll out the culls to other areas following the IEP's report, which criticised aspects of the current culls and pointed out flaws in the system that need to be addressed.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014

    Tonight saw the second debate between Nick Clegg and UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, about whether Britain should be IN or OUT of Europe. UKIP are well known for being anti-Europe, as well as anti-immigration and anti-Muslim.

    Here are some of the things that Farage and other UKIP party members have said in the past.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014

    Today, David Cameron praised the Liberal Democrats' flagship policy of cutting income tax for working people - but tried to claim it as his own.

    Cameron stated that the rise in the tax-free allowance is among his proudest achievements. The allowance will rise to £10,000 this Sunday, giving more than 26 million people a £700 tax cut since 2010. This was the top policy on the Liberal Democrat manifesto and we have fought to deliver it in every Budget and Autumn Statement since 2010.

  • 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: Apr 2, 2014

    Seven years ago the financial crash seriously damaged the British economy, causing the deepest recession in decades. The wreckage laid bare the urgent need to invest in manufacturing, boost exports and, crucially, create a genuine partnership between industry and government to ensure long-term investment. In government, we have promoted a new industrial strategy to give manufacturers, in particular, the stability and support necessary for them to grow and create skilled jobs.