Lib Dems to strip out 25% of “toxic” Home Office to prevent another Windrush

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The Liberal Democrats have announced today that they will move more than 9,000 members of staff out of the Home Office, under the party’s plans to strip the discredited department of responsibility for immigration and asylum.

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Liberal Democrats launch Plan for Business including £17bn research fund

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Liberal Democrat Shadow Business Secretary Sam Gyimah will today give a major speech to business leaders in London to launch the party's plan for businesses.

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Lib Dems to create binding Student Mental Health Charter

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The Liberal Democrats have pledged their commitment to transform mental health services in the UK by creating a binding Student Mental Health Charter. This will require all universities to guarantee access to high quality mental health services for their students.

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Lib Dems: Tories' failure on child homelessness is shameful

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Responding to the report released today by Shelter that 135,000 children in Britain are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, which is the highest number in 12 years, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Housing, Tim Farron said:

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Swinson challenges Johnson to protect UK farmers from a Trump trade deal

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Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson called on Boris Johnson to use this week's meetings with Trump to commit to protecting UK farmers and consumers from a post-Brexit Trump trade deal.

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Lib Dems lead with £11bn investment to transform mental health services

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The Liberal Democrats will invest £11 billion in transforming mental health services, more than either Labour or the Tories, analysis by the party has found.

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Liberal Democrats will invest £1 billion a year to restore community policing

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Today, the Liberal Democrats announce plans to invest an extra £1 billion a year to restore community policing by enabling forces to recruit 20,000 more police officers - enough for two extra officers in every ward across England and Wales. The Party will also fund an immediate 2% pay-rise for serving police officers.

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Lib Dems: Johnson's Brexit plans would let thousands of criminals off the hook

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The Liberal Democrats have warned Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans risk enabling thousands of criminals to escape justice, after analysis revealed the extent to which UK police rely on vital EU crime-fighting measures.

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Lib Dems publish plan to end rough sleeping

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Today the Liberal Democrats will set out a bold plan to end rough sleeping within five years, spanning social housing, welfare, local authority funding and legal changes.

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Lib Dems to give gig workers 20% increase to minimum wage and greater protections

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A Liberal Democrats Government would increase the minimum wage by 20 per cent for zero-hour contract employees and introduce a raft of policies to create a working environment that protects employees.

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