dwp-entranceThe 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.

tim Farron school croppedCommenting 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."

norman lamb croppedCommenting 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.