Category Archives: policy

Victory for pub tenant landlords

Liberal Democrats have hailed a Government u-turn on the Pubs Code as a success in the fight to protect local business. The move means that a wrecking plan by the Government, to severely restrict when pub owners tied into unfair contracts with big pubcos can access the so-called ‘market rent only’ option and buy their own beer, will now not […]

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Financial Conduct Authority Chief should be approved by Parliament

Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, Susan Kramer, has said that the new Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority FCA, Andrew Bailey, should be approved by Parliament in order to maintain public confidence in the regulation of the UK’s biggest banks. She has raised concerned about Mr Bailey’s closeness to the Bank of England, and his relaxed attitude towards the banking […]

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The Employment and Skills survey

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills have put out their annual survey – which shows a chronic skills shortage for small businesses. Liberal Democrat Business spokesperson Lorely Burt said: “This report shows why we need real investment in skills and training, not just at the start of someone’s career but through their entire life. We cannot hope for British […]

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Tories scrap maintenance grants

Liberal Democrat party leader Tim Farron MP has attacked the Conservative party’s decision to scrap maintenance grants for the students from the poorest backgrounds today. He commented on twitter, How can the Tories scrap grants for poorer students & then call themselves the party of aspiration? @libdems will fight this tooth & nail — Tim Farron (@timfarron) January 14, 2016 […]

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