PAPER: Brexit Negotiations

Following the EU referendum in June 2016, Nick Clegg launched his ‘Brexit Challenge’, working with a group of experts to publish a series of papers on the challenges and dilemmas facing the UK in a wide range of areas.

In his seventh Brexit Challenge Paper, Nick Clegg sets out the challenges facing the UK Government during Brexit Negotiations. Read the paper here:

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Liberal Democrats publish interim report from independent panel on Health and Social Care

The Liberal Democrats have today published the interim report by the independent panel of health experts commissioned by Norman Lamb to set out a new deal for Britain’s Health and Social Care Services.

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Almost 5,000 same-sex marriages in first year

There were almost 5,000 same-sex marriages in the year equal marriage was introduced, new figures from the Office of National Statistics have revealed.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats will oppose second referendum

Scottish Liberal Democrats will continue to oppose a new independence referendum.

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Budget 2017: Everything you need to know

Philip Hammond has delivered his Brexit squeeze budget, which will not only leave our NHS and care services in crisis but ordinary households will be clobbered, leaving them £700 per year worse off.

In this video, Liberal Democrat peer Susan Kramer looks at what this Budget means for you and our country.

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Revealed: Budget will leave you £744 per year worse off

Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has attacked the Brexit squeeze budget, saying the government’s decision to take us out of the Single Market will cost the average UK household over £700 a year. Meanwhile, the Chancellor has clobbered “white van man” with £193 increase by next year in National Insurance charges.

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Business rate changes could still leave firms £600 worse off

The Tories have been attacked today by the Liberal Democrats as ‘betraying’ small businesses. The Budget still meant that businesses could pay £600 more a year.

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Budget 2017: Tory education funding will only worsen divides

The Government’s approach to school spending will see an increase in grammar schools and widening gaps in quality of schooling.

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Tories break manifesto pledge with National Insurance hikes

The Chancellor has broken a Conservative manifesto pledge by introducing a tax on entrepreneurs and “white van man” with a rise in National Insurance payments that will cost them £93 by next year. Meanwhile cuts in corporation tax will still go ahead and wealthy pensioners will not being ask to pay a greater share.

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10 times you couldn’t ignore the NHS and care crisis

As health and social care services struggle increasingly with a lack of funding and increasing demand we wonder how much longer the Government can ignore this mounting? 

In the last six months alone there have been more and more examples of the impacts of these cuts across the country…

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