Budget: Crushed hopes for small businesses

Christine Jardine MP, Treasury Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, reacted to the budget: “Small businesses across the country remain on the brink, while millions of workers remain excluded from Government support altogether. "Small businesses were looking to the Chancellor to give them a lifeline - something to give them hope of getting through the next … Continue reading Budget: Crushed hopes for small businesses

Furlough for SMEs – a proposal for revenue-lost scheme for small businesses

Liberal Democrats propose a revenue-lost scheme for small businesses Compensating businesses for lost revenue due to the pandemic has already proved successful in Germany and has been backed by the FSB. The Liberal Democrats now call on the Chancellor to adopt this vital bailout before we lose more small businesses from our communities. This bold … Continue reading Furlough for SMEs – a proposal for revenue-lost scheme for small businesses

Furlough extension: Compensate rent for small businesses on the brink

Christine Jardine MP, Treasury Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, responded to the Government reportedly planning to extend the furlough jobs scheme until September. The Liberal Democrats are proposing a German style revenue loss scheme to compensate small businesses for fixed costs incurred during the pandemic.* Christine Jardine MP, called on the Government to go much … Continue reading Furlough extension: Compensate rent for small businesses on the brink

Ed Davey welcomes people with learning disabilities being invited for Covid vaccines

  Today, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey welcomes the news that all people with learning disabilities will be invited for Covid vaccines.   Ed asked the Prime Minister about the issue in the House of Commons on Monday, and has previously written to the Prime Minister urging him to prioritise people with learning … Continue reading Ed Davey welcomes people with learning disabilities being invited for Covid vaccines

UCAS response: Govt must step up on student mental health

  Responding to today's UCAS figures*, finding student application numbers rising, particularly in health courses, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Daisy Cooper MP, said: “Record numbers applying for health courses is a real sign of hope for Britain. Not only have younger people seen the extraordinary commitment of front-line workers during this pandemic, but they now … Continue reading UCAS response: Govt must step up on student mental health

“No more games of wait and see with people’s lives” – Lib Dems on Resolution report

Last night's publication of the Resolution Foundation report* revealed that almost two million workers have not worked for at least six months of the Covid crisis. Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP responded, saying:  "These figures show exactly why the Government needs to act decisively and the budget will tell us if they have … Continue reading “No more games of wait and see with people’s lives” – Lib Dems on Resolution report

Lib Dem candidate for Mayor of London addresses London Chamber of Commerce

This week, Luisa Porritt, Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor, 2021, set out her priorities to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  Clear that she will be a pro-business Mayor, Luisa complemented London business for the positive attitude so many have kept up during the past, difficult year: "Businesses have proven they care about … Continue reading Lib Dem candidate for Mayor of London addresses London Chamber of Commerce

Speech given by Luisa Porritt to London Chamber of Commerce

Full text of the speech given by Luisa Porritt, Liberal Democrat candidate for the Mayor of London, 2021, to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 16th February 2021 ***          ***          *** Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be with LCCI and its members today. Business … Continue reading Speech given by Luisa Porritt to London Chamber of Commerce

Carbon Capture – Radio Show and Brilliant Interview

CARBON CAPTURE and UTILISATION (CCU):   Carbon Dioxide CO2 is already being used as a raw material to make fuel, cement and other building materials.   This is a remarkable advance in our fight against climate change.    Recently, I had the chance to speak with climate scientist, Celia Sapart, from CO2 Value Europe, a … Continue reading Carbon Capture – Radio Show and Brilliant Interview