Dream of owning a home is further away than ever for many

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:

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Court ruling shows mass spying on British people must end

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:

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Hard Brexit is not a sunny upland - it's a cliff edge

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.

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PAPER: Food, Drink and Brexit

In his third Brexit challenge paper, Nick Clegg lays out the potential challenges facing the UK's food and drink industry after Brexit.

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Tomorrow's Workforce Today - Tackling the Digital Skills Gap

key_rma.pngAt 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.

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A government that insults 16 million of its citizens is not fit to unite the country

Speaking in today's Brexit debate in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson Nick Clegg commented:

 

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Conservative rhetoric on Europe putting vital infrastructure at risk

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.

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Hospitals crumble as Government funds are cut

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’.

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Andrew Lomas: Why I left Labour and joined the Liberal Democrats

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:


 

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3 things Theresa May could do to make her actions match her rhetoric

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.

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