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  • Garden Tax Petition Group (Sally Morgan)
    Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Some of the LibDem team for Teignbridge handed in a nearly 7000 signature strong petition today to Teignbridge District Council.

    Despite huge opposition to the Garden Tax, Teignbridge Conservatives today voted in favour of the tax at today's annual budget meeting.

    The additional £35 charge is set to come in after the elections in May.

  • in europe
    Article: Feb 25, 2015
    In YouGov

    You'd be forgiven for thinking that it's only a matter of time before the UK upsticks and leaves the European Union based on the negative press and the prominence given to groups such as UKIP (the UK Independence Party).

    However independent polls tell a very different story.

    The YouGov monthly poll, started in September 2010, has shown that:

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Jobseekers have taken part in more than 469,000 voluntary placements through Jobcentre Plus since January 2011, according to new figures published today by the Department for Work and Pensions.

    Around seven in ten participants were young people able to gain skills and experience to help them move into paid work. Accordingly, the number of young people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is now at its lowest since the 1970s.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey answered questions on the DECC Twitter about the impact of climate change and the actions that can be taken.

    Take a look at the questions and answers here:

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the SNP Government is sliding backwards as the UK Government strides forwards in its efforts to improve mental health services.

    The warning comes after Deputy Prime Minister today announced he has established a new mental health taskforce which will examine a range of issues around the provision of mental health services.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Yesterday, Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather's bill to tackle retaliatory evictions was published, ahead of its second reading on Friday.

    Commenting on the bill that will stop landlords evicting tenants who make a complaint about essential repairs or poor conditions in their homes, Liberal Democrat Minister for Communities and Local Government Stephen Williams said:

  • Nick meets RBL SW representatives in Parliament
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Nick Harvey MP has met local representatives from the Royal British Legion (RBL) to discuss the welfare of the North Devon service community.

    At an event in the Houses of Parliament, Nick spoke to RBL's Team Leader for the South West Sue Archard. The Legion's recent household survey of the ex-Service community revealed that veterans are more likely than other citizens to be unemployed, have higher rates of alcohol dependency, or to experience back pain and limb problems. The Legion is helping to meet this need through a range of services, including independent money and benefits advice services and online training.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Baroness Northover will today announce that Britain has joined global action and pledged £31m to help prevent millions of people dying from illnesses linked to cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass stoves.

    Figures from the World Health Organisation show that every year year 4.3m people die from illnesses caused by exposure to household air pollution.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working.

    Nick's call for action follows the results of a survey by Mumsnet which reveals that 39 per cent of dads have had to use their paid annual leave just to take time off after the birth of a child.

  • key_equal_pay.jpg
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    The pay gap between men and women has fallen to a record low, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    In April, the difference in pay between men and women stood at 9.4 per cent, compared with 10 per cent the previous year.

    When records began in 1997, the pay gap was 17.4 per cent, the ONS said.

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