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July 8, 2020 12:24 PM
By Danny Simm

Govt recovery plans do not match ambition of other countries

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a package of measures worth over £3bn to green jobs alongside a fund which will subsidise six-month work placements for people on Universal Credit aged between 16 and 24.

NHS staff to lose free parking at hospitals

NHS workers will have to start paying for parking at their own hospitals again as the Covid-19 crisis starts to ease, the Government has confirmed.

Chancellor must act to help those excluded from Govt support

The initial meeting of the APPG for ExcludedUK took place yesterday where Liberal Democrat MP and Chair of the APPG Jamie Stone called on the Chancellor to help those who have so far been left out of the financial support measures introduced by the Government.

Govt must grant EU citizens the right to remain, with physical proof

The Brexit Committee was yesterday warned that there will be significant problems for EU citizens in the UK unless the Government changes its policy of digital-only settled status proof.

Govt decision on arms sales to Saudi Arabia shows lack of humanity

Via a written statement, the Secretary of State for International Trade confirmed yesterday that the UK will resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

PAC warning on PPE shows need for independent inquiry

The Public Accounts Committee have today published a report which warns the Government does not have either a clear understanding of the equipment needed for clinical and care workers or how to distribute it, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

The PM blaming care homes for his failure is shameful

Yesterday, the Prime Minister was reported to have said that "we discovered too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures in the way that they could have".

Landmark domestic abuse legislation passes House of Commons

Last night, the Liberal Democrats have hailed the passing of the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill. The Liberal Democrats tabled a number of amendments designed to further support survivors of domestic abuse.