Monthly Archives: September 2013

2012 Coalition Budget: SLF Response

There are elements of this budget we as social liberals, and of course Liberal Democrats, can be proud of, though the removal of the 50p rate of income tax is something we would clearly never endorse; those with the broadest

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Statement on the 2012 budget: making tax fairer

“With Chancellor George Osborne finalising next week’s budget, the Social Liberal Forum reaffirms the Liberal Democrat commitment to fair taxation and urges the government to consider the political implications of cutting taxes on income for the highest earners. Of course

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Lib Dem Pensions proposals – authored by SLF – are big news in the industry

Janice Turner’s pensions motion, passed at Lib Dem Conference in Newcastle Gateshead last weekend, is causing a stir in the pensions industry. In an article last Friday, the Profesional Pensions news site posted an article saying: Liberal Democrat and experienced

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Social Liberal Forum Update

You can download the Kindle version of Prateek Buch’s pamplet on Plan C. It can be found here Also registration for our own SLF conference is now open. Please book early – it will help us enormously with the planning.

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Triumphs at Lib Dem Spring Conference

Dear all, Thank you for all the hard work you put in over the weekend to make Gateshead another highly successful conference for SLF. Without your support, stewarding, handing out fliers and shaking buckets, we couldn’t possible achieve so much

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Liberal Democrat Conference does not support the Health and Social Care Bill

“The Social Liberal Forum welcomes the vote by the Liberal Democrat conference not to support Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill. It is a poorly-conceived, muddled mess that exposes patients to increased risk and lands frontline health professionals with

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Evan Harris reacts to the NHS vote at Spring Conference 2012

Responding to the vote (by 314 to 270) of the Liberal Democrat Conference to reject a call from Shirley Williams to support the Health and Social Care , Dr Evan Harris – who proposed the deletion of the lines which

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Plan C – A distinctively Lib Dem economic strategy

Plan C has been released today on the Amazon store, in electronic form. It sets out the Social Liberal Forum’s proposals for the economy, which we hope to see adopted by the Liberal Democrats as a distinct policy from both

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Defending the Internal Democracy of the Lib Dems

One of the key principles of the Social Liberal Forum is to maintain internal democracy of the Liberal Democrats. As a result, we would like to oppose the Constitutional Amendment being presented to Spring Conference on Saturday and support the

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Lib Dems hope to finally kill health reforms

Liberal Democrat activists will defy Nick Clegg over the Government’s controversial health reforms by seeking to “kill” them at a party policy-making conference next week. Rebel party members are not satisfied with the concession read more

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