Lib Dems: Govt putting ideology above people's lives in refusing to extend Brexit talks

Responding to reports that civil servants dealing with coronavirus have been redeployed to no-deal planning, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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Govt misled businesses over post-Brexit customs checks

Responding to the Government's admission that there will be customs checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea after the Brexit transition period ends, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs and Brexit spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said: 

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Liberal Democrats urge Govt to extend income support for self-employed

The Liberal Democrats are urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers after they declared victory in convincing the Government to extend furlough payments for employees, preventing redundancies.

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Govt urged to give frontline workers right to stay on Europe Day

To mark Europe Day, the Liberal Democrats are renewing calls on the Government to honour the contribution of foreign nationals working in the NHS during the Covid-19 crisis by granting them and their families indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

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Give transport workers PPE now, says cross-party group

The Liberal Democrats are leading a cross-party effort to ensure Ministers renew guidelines and urgently upscale PPE for all transport workers in preparation for exiting the government enforced lockdown.

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Lib Dems: Govt must not ignore teaching staff in plans for reopening

Responding to reports that the Government will be releasing their plan on reopening schools next week, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:

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Lib Dems condemn Govt over scrapping provisions for vulnerable children

Responding to reports that last night the Government removed the guaranteed rights of all children with a education, health and care (EHC) plan, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:

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Lib Dems uncover 'blindspot' in data on COVID-19 impact on BAME communities

The Liberal Democrats have exposed the Government's failure to collect data on the ethnicity of those being tested for COVID-19, and outcomes in terms of the number of people who have tested positive for the virus, and the number who have died. 

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COVID-19 impact on deprived areas shows Govt must act on shameful inequalities

Responding to news that new data from the ONS shows "people living in more deprived areas have experienced COVID-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas", Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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Lib Dems lead cross-party call for urgent support for creative industries amidst Covid-19 crisis

The Liberal Democrats are leading a cross-party effort to secure Government agreement for an economic package to support the UK’s world leading creative industries, including a timeline for its urgent implementation. 

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