Corporation tax: G7 actions long-overdue to tackle tax avoidance

Responding to the announcement that G7 finance ministers have endorsed a unified stance on corporation tax, Liberal Democrats Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said:    "This is a long-overdue step towards tackling tax avoidance by some of the most profitable companies in the world.   "I...

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Govt must urgently tackle NHS and social care staff burnout

Responding to the news that workforce burnout across the NHS and social care has reached an emergency level according to the Health and Social Care Commons Select Committee, Liberal  Democrat Spokesperson for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, Munira Wilson MP commented: “As this report shows, th...

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Nearly 1 in 3 Brits are carers

New research by Liberal Democrats/Savanta has shown that 30 per cent of British adults self-identify as someone who has unpaid caring responsibilities for a family member or friend due to illness - almost 1 in 3 UK adults.  The research surveyed over 2,000 UK adults and prompted Liberal Democrat ...

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Appoint inquiry Chair within days

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has written to the Prime Minister urging him to bring forward a public inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Davey first called for a full inquiry into the Government's actions during the pandemic last year in April 2020.The Prime Minister, who has p...

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Education Secretary must scrap proposed cuts to arts funding

Liberal Democrat Business spokesperson, Sarah Olney MP, has led a group of 51 MPs and Peers in calling for Gavin Williamson to issue new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) and reconsider the proposed 50% cuts to the high-cost subject funding of arts subjects.  In a letter sent to the OfS, ...

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Davey: End sparring with Cummings and set up inquiry

Responding to Dominic Cummings' evidence to the Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee yesterday, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: "If Geoffrey Howe took a cricket bat to Thatcher’s Government, then Dominic Cummings has just taken a wrecking ball to Johnson’s....

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