Liberal Democrat news
Today marks a landmark achievement for Lib Dems in government.
Up to 1m tenants renting energy inefficient leaky homes will be able to benefit from new regulations and so enjoy warmer homes and cheaper energy bills.
Clearly this will particularly help the fuel poor: those living in the leakiest privately-rented homes already need to spend an average £1,000 a year more to keep warm compared to the average home.
Today Danny Alexander and I outlined the Liberal Democrats’ plans for taxes, spending and borrowing for the next Parliament.
When the Liberal Democrats joined the Coalition in 2010 we had a clear priority: to rescue, repair and renew the economy. Sometimes this has meant taking difficult and unpalatable decisions. We didn’t relish the prospect of austerity, but we knew it would be a means to an end – and the end is now in sight.
Today (Thursday 5 February) Liberal Democrat Leader Treasury Spokesman Danny Alexander set out the Liberal Democrats' vision for delivering a balanced budget in the next Parliament.
Danny outlined how after 2017/18, our new fiscal rules will ensure that debt continues to fall as a share of the economy while allowing us to invest in key infrastructure and vital public services such as schools and hospitals.