Furlough must remain place until June 2021

From Liberal Democrat HQ Press Office: Responding to the reports that the Chancellor is set to extend the furlough scheme until March 2021, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:"This is yet another example of the Government's incompetence and indecision delaying the action the country needs."It was clear to everyone that the furlough scheme needed … Continue reading Furlough must remain place until June 2021

Economic support plans made “on the hoof” are failing millions

The Liberal Democrats have accused the Chancellor of "making up plans on the hoof" when it comes to financial support for businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19 following the Chancellor's statement in the House of Commons yesterday.  Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: Yet again the Chancellor is taken by surprise by events unfolding exactly as … Continue reading Economic support plans made “on the hoof” are failing millions

Lib Dems: PM must get a grip of coronavirus spread in the North

Today, Liberal Democrats from across the North of England, including four council leaders, Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron, and Liberal Democrat Leader in the Lords Dick Newby (Rothwell, West Yorkshire), have written to the Prime Minister stating that the North has been "overlooked by a London-centric government".The letter, full text below, calls for a raft measures … Continue reading Lib Dems: PM must get a grip of coronavirus spread in the North

Slow growth reinforces need for furlough extension

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to extend furlough as figures last week revealed that growth in August was even slower than June and July. Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:“These figures make it clear that despite the massive effort people have made to fight this virus and its economic implications, the … Continue reading Slow growth reinforces need for furlough extension