Lib Dems call for immediate action on fire safety in Surrey
Liberal Democrat county councillors have called for a thorough review of fire safety in Surrey following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in North Kensington. At least 80 people were killed in the blaze, with an unknown number of people still missing and unaccounted for. Surrey Fire & Rescue Service attended the incident to provide assistance to the London Fire Brigade, due to the sheer scale of the disaster.
Atos and Capita don’t deserve £700m DWP contracts
The Liberal Democrats have criticised the Department for Work and Pensions after ministers found themselves having to increase the value of contracts to Atos and Capita to £700m a year for their controversial assessments for disability benefits. This is way over the £512m budget.
Govt fiddling figures to try to make case for grammar schools
Commenting ahead of Justine Greening's speech on working families and the education system, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron, said: "The government are fiddling the figures, pure and simple to make their case for a discredited grammar schools plan."