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Bedroom Tax’ is Once Again In The Public Eye Because Lib Dems Withdraw Support

Bedroom Tax’ is Once Again In The Public Eye Because Lib Dems Withdraw Support

Nick Clegg denies the call for a reform of the ‘Bedroom Tax’ is a u-turn, with the coalition partners set for a bruising battle.

The Liberal Democrats have withdrawn support for the so-called “bedroom tax” setting up a showdown with the Conservatives and sparking questions over credibility.

Will Nick Clegg's U-turn threaten the coalition?

Will Nick Clegg’s U-turn threaten the coalition?

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said it was clear the policy was unfair and was not working, saying: “I think when something isn’t working, you fix it.”

Mr Clegg said a Government read more

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Government Intends To Nationally Ranked Primary School Pupils

Government Intends To Nationally Ranked Primary School Pupils

Pupils across the country would be tested and ranked in 10% ability bands, but headteachers are not convinced by the plan

Primary schoolchildren will be ranked against their peers across the country under Government proposals.

Eleven-year-olds would sit tests and be put into 10% ability bands, with parents then being updated on their child’s ranking.

The move is one of a raft of proposals by Deputy Prime Minister Nick read more

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Lords reform Definitely Ditched

Lords reform Definitely Ditched

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Lib Dem MPs will try to   block Conservative  plans to drive House of Lords into a different direction.

The Deputy PM has said he was dropping Lords reform after David Cameron told him Tory MPs were not prepared to support changes.

Nick Clegg said that the Tories had “broken the contract” between the coalition partners, even though his party had consistently delivered on its side of the deal.

He told a news conference read more

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NHS ‘Is Failing’ Mental Health Patients

Nick Clegg launches plans for improved mental health care, as charities say GPs are not taking patient’s symptoms seriously

The NHS is still failing people with mental health problems, despite a Government strategy launched more than a year ago.

Patients in some areas are waiting at least three months for specialist counselling. Some of them end up going private because they need more urgent care.

Others are developing read more

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