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  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Nick Clegg has today announced an extra £300 million to help growing businesses and create tens of thousands of jobs across England.

    The £300 million forms part of the Liberal Democrat's Regional Growth Fund, which is now being delivered in Government. The Fund is designed to unlock billions of pounds of private sector investment and create sustainable employment and growth in a wide range of sectors across the country.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2014

    The Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, has today outlined his proposals for a Mansion Tax. In a speech on tax this morning, Danny described some of the details of the Tax, which would apply on homes worth over £2 million.

    The Liberal Democrats first proposed our Mansion Tax in 2009 and have been pushing for it to be implemented in Government, against huge opposition from the Conservatives.

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    Article: Apr 8, 2014

    Ed Miliband's claim that he wants the "the biggest economic devolution of power to England's great towns and cities in a hundred years" is ludicrous, considering their track record.

    When in power, Labour's Government was incredibly centralised.

    In contrast, The Liberal Democrats are already devolving powers to the cities and regions through mechanisms that are boosting local economies. These mechanisms include City Deals, the Local Growth Deal and the Regional Growth Fund, which are benefitting businesses and families, as well as creating new jobs and apprenticeships.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2014

    From September this year, all children between the ages of five and seven will receive free school meals, regardless of family income.

    Despite strong opposition from Tory backbenchers, the Liberal Democrats have fought to deliver free lunches in schools which will improve the lives of many children, as well as saving families £437 a year. Many studies have found that nutritious meals at school improve pupils' health, behaviour, concentration and their overall wellbeing. It makes a real difference in the classrooms, and these findings have been backed by the Department of Education and the Department of Health.

  • Article: Apr 7, 2014

    The Labour leadership has spent the last four years praying that the recovery would not materialise.

    For a long time they insisted that the Coalition's action to tackle the deficit would choke off growth. Wrong: the deficit has been eliminated by a third and growth is back.

    Then they claimed unemployment would rise by a million. Wrong: unemployment is coming down and we are seeing record numbers of people in work.

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    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    Thanks to the European Arrest Warrant, a member of a Nottingham-based crime gang who fled the UK to avoid prison has been returned to Britain to start a five-year jail sentence.

    Magdalena Ferkova was part of a crime group that stole large amounts of public money. She had flown vulnerable foreign nationals to the UK to act as 'benefit tourists', illegally claiming over a million pounds in tax credits and Child Benefit. After luring the individuals to the UK and forcing them to make applications, Ferkova sent the claimants home.

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    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    On Saturday, Nick Clegg spoke at the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spring Conference about the Liberal Democrats' achievements and plans for the coming years.

    On the eve of the new tax year, Nick Clegg spoke about the £700 tax cut that over 24 million people received across the country at the weekend. He also spoke about the party's commitment to devolving new powers to Wales, including policy, youth justice and big energy projects.

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    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    The amount British taxpayers can earn before paying income tax is the highest starting threshold across the G7 countries, Treasury analysis released by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has revealed.

    The personal allowance has risen by over 50% since 2010, an increase five times larger than the increase in the income tax starting thresholds of any other G7 country.

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    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    Manufacturers, ranging from large multi-nationals to small businesses, have given a clear message - Britain must remain part of the EU to ensure future growth.

    Manufacturing plays a large role in delivering a stronger economy, more jobs and rising living standards.

    According to the EEF's 'Europe - A Manifesto for Growth', Britain's manufacturers have set out a radical plan to reform the EU and help it focus on lifting Europe out of the economic difficulties. The proposals come just six weeks before the European elections in May and follow a positive business campaign to keep Britain at the heart of the EU.

  • Personal allowance - £700 tax cut promised, £800 delivered
    Article: Apr 6, 2014

    Today, 24 million people will receive a £700 tax cut compared to 2010. This will put £700 back in the pockets of the lowest earners.

    Thanks to the Liberal Democrats, the new income tax personal allowance kicks in, reaching £10,000. It means 24m working people are paying £700 less in income tax than they were under Labour; people on the minimum wage have had the amount they pay in income tax more than halved; and 2.7m of people in the lowest paid jobs will no longer pay any income tax at all.