Norman Lamb’s article on NHS spending

by Les on October 23, 2014

Today Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, published his 5-year Forward Look setting out the challenges facing our health and care system in the coming years. It makes sobering reading. Simon Stevens sets out the huge scale of the financial challenge facing us in the years ahead as we continue to adapt to […]

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Watch Nick Clegg’s video message for Diwali Read the full message: Saal Mubarak. This is the time of year when the lights of Diwali burn brightest, bringing joy to communities across the world. Important to Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, Diwali means different things to different people. Yet the core values it embodies – kindness, compassion […]

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The government has announced the regional allocations for the Early Years pupil premium. Nurseries, childminders and other early years providers throughout the country are set for a cash injection to help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families. Children from low income families have often fallen behind more well off classmates before they even start school.​ […]

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Throughout October half term, 25 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, the Holiday Rider will return on the back of a record breaking Summer Young people aged 5 to 18 inclusive just need to ask for a holiday rider ticket when they get on Stagecoach buses in North East Lincolnshire and they will pay just […]

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Nurseries, child minders and other early years providers across the country are set for a £50m cash injection to help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families. Children from low income families have often fallen behind more well off classmates before they even start school. But from April 2015, the Early Years Pupil Premium – which […]

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David Ward writes: Liberal Democrats support the right of recall and I’m pleased the Coalition Government ensured that this year’s Queen’s Speech contained measures to get it into law. For too long, voters have not had any way to hold to account the small number of MPs that bring the good name of other MPs […]

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Following the publication of a report by NHS England which outlines CEO Simon Steven’s five-year forward view on the health service, Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb said: “Liberal Democrats want to create opportunity for everyone by building a stronger economy and a fairer society. That means properly funding our NHS for the future, and […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is launching a TechNorth, a new scheme to co-ordinate the existing digital technology expertise of Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle. The government will be investing in an organisation that will promote TechNorth internationally to encourage global businesses to invest in the North. TechNorth is born […]

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Tory mask slips on bedroom tax bill

by Les on October 22, 2014

Tories spent a full morning Committee session talking out a simple motion to agree that the Committee should sit in a desperate attempt to use parliamentary procedure to defeat Liberal Democrat MP, Andrew George’s Private Members’ Bill to scrap the bedroom tax. Mr George said, “The mask has slipped. They have no shame. The ‘Nasty Party’ has […]

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Payday lenders should seize the opportunity to point people they have turned down for a loan towards debt advice says Citizens Advice.  New research from the Consumer Finance Association, which represents payday lenders, says that some people say they were left financially worse off after being turned down for a payday loan.  Citizens Advice has […]

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