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Article: Nov 8, 2019
Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Christine Jardine has slammed the Tories for creating a "Nurse Tax" on EU citizens who come to the UK to work for the NHS.
The new Tory policy extends the Immigration health surcharge of £400 to EU health professionals, coming to the UK to work in our NHS.
The fee, which is £400 per person per year, under Conservative plans could be payable directly out of doctor and nurse salaries.
This would mean an NHS worker from the EU with a family of four, would be expected to pay £8000 over five years. This is on top of the upfront visa application cost of £464 per person or £1856 for a family of four.
Commenting Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Christine Jardine said:
"The Conservatives have effectively created a new Nurse Tax. It is an insult to the thousands of people who dedicate their lives coming to work for our health service from the EU.
"The NHS currently relies on 10,000 doctors and 20,000 nurses from elsewhere in the EU, and we've already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last 2 years.
"Brexit is making the nursing crisis worse, and the only cure the Tories can offer is a new Nurse Tax.
"The Liberal Democrats have the solution to the nursing crisis, Stop Brexit so that we can build a brighter future for our precious NHS."
Article: Nov 8, 2019By Ellen Nicholson
by generating 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.
As one of the party's key priorities in their 'Plan for a Brighter Future', the Liberal Democrats have committed to raising the energy efficiency standards for new homes alongside investing £15 billion over the next Parliament to retrofit 26 million homes. This would save the average household £550 a year on energy bills.
Article: Nov 7, 2019
Closure of Kidderminster Ambulance Station - Press Release from Cllr Shazu Miah LibDem Parliamentary Candidate for Wyre Forest Constituency
Cllr Shazu Miah, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Wyre Forest has reacted with horror to the announcement that Kidderminster Ambulance Station is to close before Christmas.
Article: Nov 2, 2019
Stop Brexit! Focus on:
Wellbeing, Health, Youth potential, Zero-Carbon UK
Article: Oct 29, 2019
We're headed for a general election and the Liberal Democrats are ready to take our #StopBrexit message to the country.
The old two party politics has failed, but with a Liberal Democrat government, we can build the broad, open, liberal movement that our country needs.
Article: Oct 8, 2019
Welcome to our October edition of Focus. You will read here:
- Local Plan Update
- The truth checking Conservative claims about Kidderminster Town Hall - what wasn't true and what might actually happen
- Current events including: Kidderminster Town Council Awards, Comberton Litter Picking and more updates
- Resident's Survey