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."
Adult social care crisis reveals appalling failure of government
Commenting on reports that more than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, said: "This is an appalling failure by the government. The NHS and the care system is lurching from crisis to crisis.