Pay freeze to leave teachers and police £3,000 worse off - Brake

Teachers and police officers will be left £3,000 worse off by 2020 due to the Chancellor's refusal to lift the public sector pay freeze, Liberal Democrats have revealed.


Read more

Brake: Govt must invest £100bn in housing to properly address crisis

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake has called on the government to borrow £100bn for infrastructure investment to tackle the housing crisis.


Read more

General Barrons warns cuts could tip armed forces into "institutional failure"

General Sir Richard Barrons has warned that the government will be "responsible for tipping the armed forces into institutional failure" unless it reverses cuts to defence spending.


Read more

Mental health trusts restraining patients 'every 10 minutes'

Mental health trusts in England are restraining patients on average every 10 minutes, an investigation by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.


Read more

Conservative MPs block Votes at 16 by talking out debate

The Liberal Democrats have criticised Conservative MPs for blocking proposals to give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote today.


Read more

Tom Brake demands £300m extra for police as crime rates soar nationally

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget Tom Brake MP has written to the Home Secretary demanding she 'do her job and keep the British people safe.'


Read more

Education budget cuts run too deep - Brake

Tom Brake MP has urged Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to allocate greater funding to education in the autumn budget after new data showed schools are under massive strain to stay afloat.


Read more

Rudd ignoring the facts on police funding and putting country in danger

Amber Rudd has told police she does not want to see them “asking for more money” from the Government, despite a major increase in recorded crime and an unprecedented terror threat.


Read more

Ban on letting fees must not leave loopholes for landlords to exploit

The government has introduced draft legislation to ban letting agent fees in a victory for the Liberal Democrats, who called for the change in a Private Members' Bill last year.


Read more

Brake: Tough times ahead

Wages fell in real terms by 0.4% in the year to April 2017, figures published by the Office for National Statistics have shown.


Read more