Insulating up to 10 million homes by 2025

by Steve Beasant on March 3, 2015

Liberal Democrats have announced plans to introduce a new Green Homes Bill which would insulate up to 10 million homes by 2025. Under the plans set out for the next Parliament, homeowners would also be offered a Council Tax discount of at least £100 a year for ten years for making their homes greener. These […]

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Liberal Democrats have set out 17 policies designed to tackle inequalities faced by Britain’s ethnic minorities. The proposals formed under five key themes covering social and economic issues are collectively called the Liberal Democrat Race Equality Plan. They are designed to sit alongside the party’s existing policies to tackle race inequalities. These themes are: Representation […]

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An elderly woman has reported having her purse snatched as she approached her home in Buttermere Way, Grimsby on Friday 27 February 2015. The woman was returning home at around 1130hrs on Friday and on arrival at her front door, she was approached from behind by an unknown man who took the keys from the […]

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Today’s new Fuel poverty strategy sets out a revolutionary approach to identifying and targeting England’s energy inefficient homes. Future governments will now, for the first time, be required by law to tackle fuel poverty by making the coldest, leakiest homes in England more energy efficient. This new Fuel poverty strategy – the first for over […]

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Statement by Ed Davey on the publication of the Fuel poverty strategy for England. Today I will be publishing the Fuel poverty strategy for England as required under the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 following extensive consultation held from July to October 2014 (1). This new fuel poverty strategy, the first in nearly […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central Jenny Willott, has welcomed the first steps towards the delivery of full-scale tidal lagoon infrastructure in the UK with the submission of an Environmental Impact Assessment scoping report for a tidal lagoon between Cardiff and Newport. The Tidal Lagoon in Cardiff could power all Welsh homes for 120 years […]

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A cross-party group of MPs and Peers has recommended that the next government should introduce a maximum time limit of 28 days on the length of time anyone can be detained in immigration detention. The call comes in a report published today following a joint inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Dr Julian Huppert, joined the British Heart Foundation to deliver a life-saving petition to get CPR taught in schools. The BHF is calling on the UK Government and education authorities to help create a Nation of Lifesavers and make CPR a mandatory part of secondary education. The campaign has received […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced £115m in funding for cycling projects across the UK. The money will be split between eight major cities, with each using the money to improve the safety and accessibility of their cycle routes. This covers: £22m for Birmingham, with plans to build the infrastructure […]

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Speech given at Manchester Central Convention Centre to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Data Protection Practitioner Conference. Thank you for your introduction and for inviting me to join you at today’s conference.Conference. The issues around access to information matter hugely to people, and increasingly so. When private and personal data goes missing it is a […]

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