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Shocking NHS waiting times in Wales mean nearly 1,400 patients are waiting more than a year for treatment. The figures obtained by Liberal Democrats show that 9 patients in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area, have been waiting over 2 years and still haven’t received their treatment. Under the Labour-run Welsh Assembly, 1,400 […]

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The UK’s wind farms generated a record amount of power at the weekend, according to the National Grid. On Saturday 18 October, wind farms generated 6,372 MW of power, the highest amount on National Grid records. This produced almost 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity. The milestone was followed by further news from the […]

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With energy prices up by a third since 2010, it’s more important than ever that consumers can find the best deal. While comparison websites can help people shop around to reduce their bills, new research published today has found that all sites do not always show the best available deals. Citizens Advice has previously raised […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will launch the Workload Challenge and invite teachers from across the country to have their say on the causes of unnecessary workload. Nick recently said that many teachers had been left feeling “browbeaten” and undervalued. He also expressed concern for the rising workloads face by teachers. To […]

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Landlords have been given new powers to accelerate the eviction of antisocial tenants. The changes are intended to make it easier to secure a possession order – a process that currently takes an average of seven months. Private and social landlords will now be able to use a person’s previous convictions for serious antisocial behaviour […]

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The Liberal Democrats are the only major party that puts tackling climate change at our heart. We were the first party to talk about climate change in Parliament – back in the 1980s when the environment was an unpopular issue. Ever since, we have worked to make Britain greener. In the Coalition Government, our Environment […]

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What is the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion? Tax avoidance means using legal ways to reduce the amount tax individuals or companies have to pay. Sometimes this is justified – ISAs are a form of tax avoidance to help people save. But a lot of the time, the system is abused. Tax evasion […]

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With winter looming think now how cold weather could affect you, and those around you: PHE publishes this year’s cold weather plan today. Practical things we can all do to minimise the risk to our health this winter, are spelled out today in the 2014 Cold Weather Plan for England. It is estimated that every […]

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Free school meals help boost learning, improve behaviour and save parents money. In Channel 4′s Political Slot, Vikki Slade, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole visited Canford Heath Infant School to discuss how the new scheme is working. You can watch the broadcast here: http://youtu.be/XkpvWtO05P8 More than one million children across […]

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Business Secretary Vince Cable today (20 October 2014) announced new funding to address skills shortages and build on the success of the UK’s automotive industry. Speaking at a CBI event in London with business and political leaders to discuss industrial strategy, Vince Cable revealed that 6 businesses will get £5.4 million of government-industry investment to help […]

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