One in five Northerners could be unemployed as region is hit hard in new 'hidden unemployment' report

One in five Northerners could be unemployed as region is hit hard in new 'hidden unemployment' report

Liberal Democrats have warned that 'hidden unemployment' in the North is reaching "breaking point" after yet another report revealed the gap with the South is worsening. A report from Centre for Cities released today (17/10/19) revealed that official unemployment statistics could be an underesti...

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Lib Dems call for 'When The Fun Stops, Stop.' slogan to be scrapped amid concerns it is 'exacerbating gambling crisis'

Lib Dems call for 'When The Fun Stops, Stop.' slogan to be scrapped amid concerns it is 'exacerbating gambling crisis'

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the gambling industry's slogan 'When The Fun Stops, Stop' to be scrapped ahead of renewed scrutiny into tackling the crisis today.The 'When The Fun Stops, Stop.' campaign was introduced by the industry-funded responsible betting body Senet Group in 2015.

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Lib Dems tell Chancellor "it's time to be bold", as IFS launches Green Budget report

Lib Dems tell Chancellor

In response to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) Green Budget report, the Liberal Democrats have called on the Chancellor to introduce legally binding targets to reduce greenhouse emissions by 80% by 2030 and to zero by 2040. The Liberal Democrats have urged the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, to h...

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  Analysis from Diabetes UK has revealed that almost 40,000 people suffering from severe mental illness and Type 2 diabetes are not receiving vital checks which "could help prevent devastating and costly complications".The report also shone a light on stark regional inequalities in the provision...

Lib Dems warn it could be "several generations" before regional inequality is undone as North is hit hard in new findings

Lib Dems warn it could be

The Liberal Democrats have challenged the government over its dire record on regional inequality, as a University College London (UCL) report exposes the drastic North/South divide.The UCL report singled out the treatment of women, working-class, ethnic minority and disabled groups as facing mul...

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Brexit deal "designed to fail Northerners"

Brexit deal

Senior Liberal Democrats across the North West have warned that Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal is "deliberately designed to fail Northerners".The deal further risks the chances of the UK crashing out with No Deal at the end of this month.As the Prime Minister presenting the government's 'new' p...

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