Category Archives: Steve Webb

Pensions, the triple lock and Scottish Independence

Steve Webb has come under a bit of fire for comments that his triple lock, which guarantees a state pension rise by the higher of earnings, inflation or 2.5%. Let’s look at what he actually said to the Financial Times. My view … Continue reading

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Relief as Government does the right thing on DLA for care home residents

Most Liberal Democrats were pretty horrified when George Osborne announced he was stopping disabled care home residents from claiming the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance. We passed a motion asking for this to be reinstated at our Spring Conference … Continue reading

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Interview: Mike Moore MP – Action in Government, ideas for the future

It can’t be much fun being Alex Salmond these days.  The euphoria of May has subsided, and he’s  realised that there’s nobody else to blame for his majority Government’s actions.  On top of that, wherever he looks, he sees the … Continue reading

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>Farron, Floella and Co talk about Lib Dem values in action

>Channel 4 let a bunch of Lib Dem parliamentarians take over their political slot recently. This is their effort, which I’ll let you watch before I nitpick. The good things: I liked the broad brush stuff – it was the … Continue reading

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>Pension age rise brings gloom to this house

>My poor husband has gone to work with a very long face today. Not only is he miserable with Hay Fever, but he was born in 1951. That means he was looking forward to picking up his State Pension in … Continue reading

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>Jenny Willott lives on State Pension for a week

>Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott has been living on the basic State Pension of £95.25 this week, a huge change from her normal salary of her current gross weekly income as an MP of £1245.50. She’s doing it to highlight … Continue reading

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>Steve Webb secures Government u-turn on MPs’ pensions

>I’ve often said that what Steve Webb, Lib Dem MP for Northavon, doesn’t know about pensions isn’t worth knoowing. It was Steve who spotted that some women may have lost out because the Government didn’t inform those who hadn’t paid … Continue reading

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