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Nick Clegg - Spring Conference - 8th March 2014The Liberal Democrats are working to build astronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

That's why in Government we have given 24 million people a £700 tax cut, created 1 million jobs and helped 1.5 million apprentices.

That's 5,500 more people in work every working day!

5500 people every working day

We are the only party that can anchor Britain in the centre ground, ensuring we have sustainable growth and equality of opportunity.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy, in government they would drag Britain to the left, borrowing too much, spending too much and risking the recovery.

And the Conservatives can't be trusted to treat people fairly. If Liberal Democrats weren't in Government, the Tories would focus attention on the best-off, let employers fire staff without cause and allow schools to be run for profit.

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.

Recent updates

  • Article: May 4, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats will use £50 million from a fine imposed on a bank for rigging the Libor rate to investment in regional air ambulance services.

    This money could be used to buy an additional helicopter, provide 24/7 emergency, or upgrade helipads at hospitals - although it is up to local groups how they spend the cash.

  • Article: May 4, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will use the £227m fine imposed on Deutsche Bank for rigging the Libor rate to fund investment in lifesaving health equipment.

    The party will use the money to upgrade and replace high value NHS machines, including CT scanners and MRI scanners, to help diagnose and treat patients faster.

  • Article: May 3, 2015

    Whilst at a campaign rally in Southwark today Nick Clegg passionately described how only a vote for the Liberal Democrats will safeguard values of stability, decency and unity.

    Amid cheers and shouts from a crowd of energetic campaigners Nick Clegg emphasised how Britain is an open-minded, open-hearted and generous country. He urged the British people to find a sense of renewed optimism and cited how the Liberal Democrats manifesto symbolises hope.

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    Article: May 3, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has announced a final red line that the Liberal Democrats would demand in any coalition negotiations.

    Nick has set out how the Liberal Democrats will make pay increases for public sector workers a priority in any coalition talks.

    After five years of pay restraint, teachers, nurses, police officers and all those who work in the public sector should no longer face pay cuts and will be offered light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Article: May 2, 2015

    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has announced that the Liberal Democrats aim to see youth unemployment cut to its lowest levels since records began.

    The Liberal Democrats have outlined a plan which focuses on getting an extra 100,000 young adults into work through on the job training such as an apprenticeship or full-time education.

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    The Financial Times has endorsed the Liberal Democrats as "a responsible partner in government."

    In its editorial, the FT reports:

    "At this delicate moment, the best outcome would be a continuation of the 2010 coalition between the Conservatives and Lib Dems.

    "Mr Clegg's party has proved a responsible partner in government.

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    Article: May 1, 2015

    Pensioners would be guaranteed an annual increase to their state pension of at least 2.5 per cent under the Liberal Democrats.

    The "triple lock" scheme increases pensions by whichever is higher of earnings, growth, inflation or 2.5 per cent.

    The policy was a front page manifesto commitment and key demand by the Liberal Democrats in Coalition negotiations in 2010. Since its implementation, the basic state pension has increased by £950.

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats would insist on investing an extra £8bn in the NHS each year, as well as introducing maximum waiting times for mental health services, as a red line for entering a coalition, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Only the Liberal Democrats have committed to a fully-costed plan to deliver the £8bn a year the NHS needs by 2020.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat Business Advisory Group has today outlined plans to put money and power directly back into the hands of local businesses and regional economies.

    Senior business figures have crafted a Business Prospectus which reinforces plans by the Liberal Democrats to:

    • Balance the books on time and fairly;
    • Revitalise and upgrade local transport infrastructure;
    • Provide a fertile environment for small businesses to excel; and
    • Divert money and resources away from Whitehall and into the regions.
  • Article: Apr 30, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has lifted the lid on secret Tory proposals to slash Child Benefit that were blocked by the Liberal Democrats in government.

    Danny revealed that the Conservatives tabled proposals in government to limit Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit to two children - a £3,500 loss for a family of three.