Lib Dem Voice

Housing: six things that could be done

As Tim Leunig pointed out last week, housing plays an important role in most people’s concept of social mobility, a point highlighted in Stephen Gilbert’s piece over the summer recounting his own personal circumstances: Last year I was probably the only MP to be elected while still living with my parents. Of course, I’d moved … Read the full post »

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Praise for Green Investment Bank plans

Sage Construction reports: The Green Investment Bank is set to be a “transformational institution”, Transform UK [“the home of the Green Investment Bank campaign”] has claimed. Following deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s recent speech on the establishment, programme director for Transform UK Ed Matthew welcomed the news that investment opportunities will be open from April … Read the full post »

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Nick Clegg, economic growth and the Green Investment Bank

In a speech yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg outlined the government’s four-pronged approach to economic growth, setting out the measures that are being taken whilst also admitting that no government has an effective magic lever it can pull to guarantee growth. The four prongs are a switch from deficit-fuelled growth to investment-fuelled growth, developing … Read the full post »