Average house prices in the UK increased by 8.4 per cent in the year to August 2016. The average UK house price was £219,000 in August, £17,000 higher than a year earlier and £3,000 higher than in July. Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:
Responding to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling today which found that UK security agencies unlawfully collected data of British citizens for over a decade, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:
Read Nick Clegg's remarks as he launched his third Brexit paper - on the impact of a hard Brexit on the UK's food and drink industry.
In his third Brexit challenge paper, Nick Clegg lays out the potential challenges facing the UK's food and drink industry after Brexit.
At their Autumn Conference this year, the Liberal Democrats welcomed business leaders and experts from multiple sectors to a roundtable discussion focused on the digital skills gaps in today's workforce. The discussion was attended by a diverse set of businesses from sectors including tech, energy, banking and construction; and was hosted by Jack Barmby, Founder and CEO of Customer Service Solutions business FM Outsource.
Speaking in today's Brexit debate in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson Nick Clegg commented:
Long-term EU loans for vital infrastructure projects across the UK are being put at risk due to the Conservative government’s divisive rhetoric and failure to plan properly for Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has warned.
The Government have cut NHS building funding by £17.4 million over the last year and have been attacked by the Liberal Democrats for letting hospitals crumble. Norman Lamb has blasted the Government to ‘turning our hospitals into health risks’.
Up until a few days ago, Andrew Lomas was a Labour Councillor in Kensington and Chelsea. He'd stood for Council, for Parliament, been a deputy group leader. Now, he's joined the Liberal Democrats - find out why here:
Theresa May talked a lot about helping ordinary working people, yet she said nothing about reversing the most damaging legacies of her predecessor since last May.
The Liberal Democrats have set out three things Theresa May should do to live up to her rhetoric: abandoning the cap on public sector pay, reversing cuts to universal credit and reversing the tax hike on insurance.