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Lib Dems will freeze rail fare increases in Haltemprice and Howden saving commuters money

The Liberal Democrats have announced they will freeze rail fare increases for Haltemprice and Howden commuters and season ticket holders for the next five years, while fixing the broken fares and ticketing system. A Liberal Democrat government would cancel the 2.8% rail fare increase planned for December 2018 and freeze Haltemprice and Howden commuter fares […]

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Lib Dems to scrap business rates to “breathe new life” into high streets in Haltemprice and Howden

Lib Dems to scrap business rates to “breathe new life” into high streets in Haltemprice and Howden. The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy, to “breathe new life” into high streets in Haltemprice and Howden. The party would replace business rates with a commercial landowner […]

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Lib Dems to create ambitious £10,000 Skills Wallet for every adult

The Liberal Democrats have set out their vision for a “new era of learning throughout life” with the creation of an ambitious Skills Wallet. This will give every adult £10,000 to spend on education and training throughout their lives. A Liberal Democrat Government will put £4,000 into people’s ‘Skills Wallet’ at 25, £3,000 at 40 […]

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Lib Dems to waive exorbitant fees for veterans

Today the Liberal Democrats announce that the party will waive the exorbitant leave to remain application fees for members of the Armed Forces who were born outside of the UK. The fees cost a family of four almost £10k. In recent years the fees for these applications have been increased to exorbitant levels: they now stand […]

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies’ first annual report on local government finance

Data from the Trussell Trust shows April to September 2019 to be the busiest half-year period for food banks in their network since the charity opened.  The crisis in social care has been clear for some time but today’s report shows the extent that it is impacting all other areas of local government. The Conservatives, incapable […]

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Lib Dems to invest £500 million in youth services to help tackle knife crime

The Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious plans to tackle soaring levels of knife crime, by investing £500 million in youth services and adopting a public health approach to youth violence. A Liberal Democrat government would create a £500 million ring-fenced fund for Local Authorities in England to spend on youth services. This would provide […]

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Lib Dems commit £6 billion per year to strengthen welfare system

The Liberal Democrats will today (Sunday 17 November) announce bold proposals to invest £6 billion per year to strengthen the welfare system over the next Parliament. This forms part of the party’s ambitious plans to build a brighter future. Tory austerity has left a fifth of UK citizens in poverty, unable to afford even the most basic essentials.  The Liberal Democrats will […]

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Parliament Project hopes to get women into Parliament

Since the Parliament Project’s inception, we’ve supported over 3500 women across England and Scotland to explore their political pathways and gain the knowledge, confidence, and enthusiasm to stand for politics at all levels. Coming from diverse backgrounds and parties, we’re proud to have played even some small role in these women’s journeys. When the 2019 […]