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    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    UK unemployment fell by 97,000 to 1.86m in the three months to December.

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the rate of unemployment is now below 6 per cent and stands at 5.7 per cent.

    There are now 30.9m people in work.

    The level of people in work is at a record of high of 73.2 per cent and average earnings including bonuses increased by 2.1 per cent in the quarter, compared with the previous year.

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    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    UK unemployment fell by 97,000 to 1.86m in the three months to December.

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the rate of unemployment is now below 6 per cent and stands at 5.7 per cent.

    There are now 30.9m people in work.

    The level of people in work is at a record of high of 73.2 per cent and average earnings including bonuses increased by 2.1 per cent in the quarter, compared with the previous year.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2015

    There are just eight weeks to go until the first expectant parents can share 50 weeks of parental leave.

    Couples expecting babies on or after 5 April must give their employer eight weeks' notice of the pattern of leave they intend to take.

    285,000 working couples a year are expected to be eligible for Shared Parental Leave and expectant parents need to discuss their parental leave plans with their employers as early as they can.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2015

    Liberal Democrats in government are proud to have delivered more than two million apprenticeships in this Parliament.

    Parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran visited apprentices and employers to hear about how apprenticeships are helping young people and businesses in Kidlington.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2015

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that in January inflation fell to a record low of 0.3 per cent.

    Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

    "With Liberal Democrats anchoring economic policy in the centre ground, and with record employment, strong growth, rising wages and low inflation Britain has a golden opportunity to enjoy a long and sustained recovery.

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    Article: Feb 17, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced a £500,000 investment in cycling facilities in Yorkshire.

    The new funding will be put towards creating a number of cycle routes across the county.

    Every year each circuit will support 10,000 competitive and recreational cyclists who want to take part in the sport away from traffic, with access to best support facilities.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2015

    Liberal Democrats are calling for compulsory Personal, Social and Health Education in schools.

    Under our manifesto plans children in state-funded schools, including free schools and academies will be taught a curriculum for life which includes age appropriate sex and relationship education.

    Following the publication of a report by the Commons Education Committee which calls for all state primary and secondary schools in England to teach sex and relationship education, Liberal Democrat Equalities Minister Jo Swinson said:

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    Article: Feb 17, 2015

    The Conservatives' welfare plans are all no stick and no carrot.

    Under plans announced today (Tuesday 17 February) young people aged between 18 and 21 who have not worked for six months, will be barred from claiming benefits unless they agree to take up an apprenticeship or do community work.

    The Conservatives would make unemployed young people work 30 hours a week doing things like cleaning war memorials or working in parks.

  • Article: Feb 16, 2015

    Labour's new business strategy is full of industrial sized holes and shows yet again they cannot be trusted with the economy.

    Each of the "new" policies outlined by the Labour Party has either been achieved by the Liberal Democrats, is pure hypocrisy or is chronically lacking in ambition.

    Liberal Democrats have identified 10 industrial size holes in Labour's business strategy.

  • Article: Feb 16, 2015

    Following the murder of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Tim Farron said:

    "The shocking murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians is a truly appalling act. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed.

    "We will support the Egyptian people during this tragic time and remain committed to fighting Islamist extremism and bringing about political change in Libya."