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Analysis by the Liberal Democrats has shown that up to half of the value of an average family home could be at risk from Theresa May’s dementia tax. It comes after Amber Rudd said the Conservatives did not know what a future cap on social care costs would be, while refusing to rule out that it […]

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Liberal Democrats in Great Grimsby are calling on the local Conservatives to disown their plans to abolish universal free school meals for infant-aged children or to justify it. The Liberal Democrats have reacted angrily to news that the Conservative manifesto announced that the Conservatives will axe universal free school meals that were introduced by Liberal Democrats when they […]

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Today, the Lib Dems have challenged Theresa May to answer ten pressing questions on her Dementia Tax plan and give the voters the facts before the election. It is simply not good enough to dodge difficult questions and proper scrutiny during the campaign over an issue that will have such a huge impact on people’s […]

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Commenting on Amber Rudd’s admission the Conservatives are “not sure” what any future cap on social care costs will be, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said: “The refusal of the Conservatives to tell us what the cap on social care costs will be shows they are holding the public in contempt. “Theresa May must stop flip-flopping […]

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An announcement by the Labour Party that it would invest £45bn in the NHS and social care over five years as well as protect pensions could be rendered meaningless by Brexit, Liberal Democrats have said. Treasury analysis from 2016 estimated that the form of Brexit supported by the Labour and Conservative parties – a negotiated […]

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Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has launched a national movement calling on people, irrespective of their party affiliation, to stop the Conservatives’ planned Dementia Tax. It comes alongside Liberal Democrat research that reveals that across England, 9 out 10 homes could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s Dementia Tax. Tim Farron […]

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Responding to Theresa May’s announcement today on social care in which she said “nothing has changed,” Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: “May’s manifesto meltdown changes nothing. As Theresa May has made clear herself, nothing has changed and her heartless dementia tax remains in place. “This is a cold and calculated attempt to pull the wool over […]

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Tories in meltdown over social care

by Steve Beasant on 20 May, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have reacted after a day in which the upper echelons of the Conservative Party were in lock-down, apparently in panic after their social care policy backfired. The Institute for Fiscal Studies analysed Theresa May’s plans and concluded that “the Conservative plan makes no attempt to deal with the fundamental challenge of social care […]

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies has analysed Theresa May’s plans for social care and concluded that “the Conservative plan makes no attempt to deal with the fundamental challenge of social care funding.” Commenting, Norman Lamb, former Health Minister and the Liberal Democrats’ Health spokesperson said: “This is a scathing conclusion from the IFS. Theresa May’s dementia tax shows […]

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Responding to reports that the publishing of the latest deficit figures from NHS trusts in England could be delayed until after the general election, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said: “It would be wrong to try and hide this vital information until after the election. “The public deserves to know the scale of the financial […]

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