Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has written the following article for Mumsnet, in response to comments made regarding his announcement on equalising paternity and maternity pay in the civil service.
Nick announced this week that fathers in the civil service who choose to share parental leave with their partners will be entitled to the same paternity pay as mothers.Read more
EU leaders have made a historic decision to tackle climate change by agreeing on a new climate and energy deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.Read more
GDP figures released today by the Office for National Statistics provide further evidence that our economic plan is working.
The latest statistics show that in the three months to September the UK economy grew by 0.7%.Read more
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.Read more
Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has called for the international community to do more to stop people with disabilities being left behind.
Speaking at the Disability Date Conference in London, Lynne said better global disability data is needed in order to improve support for those affected in developing countries.Read more
Nurseries, childminders 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.Read more
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:Read more
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 out of the Northern Futures project - in which Nick Clegg is asking people in the North what our Northern cities need to do in order to work together to compete globally and to boost their economic growth.Read more
The Earl of Oxford and Asquith is the newest hereditary peer to join the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.
He takes up the seat of the late Liberal Democrat Lord Methuen.Read more
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.Read more