Budget: Crushed hopes for small businesses

Christine Jardine MP, Treasury Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, reacted to the budget:

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Reported business grants offer is an insult

Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has described the Government’s reported plan to only provide businesses with £5 billion in grants to get through the economic crisis, as an “insult”.

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Rail fares rise: End of the line for Govt control of fares

On Monday, rail fares are due to increase by 2.6%, which is above inflation.* 

The Liberal Democrats will vote at their conference in March to end Government control of rail fares. 

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Summer catch-up schools: Govt must do more for young people's wellbeing

Responding to the announcement of the Government's plans for summer catch-up schools, Daisy Cooper MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Education said:

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Ed Davey welcomes people with learning disabilities being invited for Covid vaccines

Today, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey welcomes the news that all people with learning disabilities will be invited for Covid vaccines.

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Fire Safety: Rejected protection hammer blow to leaseholders

Tonight Parliament rejected Lords Amendment Four to the Fire Safety Bill, which would prohibit the owner of a building from passing on any remediation costs to leaseholders and tenants. This followed a debate on several related amendments.

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Courts rule Home Office charges unlawful: Lib Dem response

Today the Court of Appeal has ruled that the £1,012 fee charged by the Home Office for registering a child as a British citizen is unlawful. 

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"No more games of wait and see with people's lives" - Lib Dems on Resolution report

Responding to the Resolution Foundation report, finding almost two million workers have not worked for at least six months of the crisis, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said: 

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UCAS response: Govt must step up on student mental health

Responding to today's UCAS figures*, finding student application numbers rising, particularly in health courses, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Daisy Cooper MP, said:

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1 in 7 disabled people experience domestic abuse

Responding to new figures which show that 1 in 7 disabled people aged 16-59 in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse in the year to March 2020, and that disabled women were more than twice as likely to have experienced domestic abuse during the same period, Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Justice, Women and Equalities said:

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