Pension Savings At Record High

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Britain now has the highest level of pension saving since records began in 1997, with pension membership rising across all age groups, according to new data published today by the Office for National Statistics.

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FIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE HOMES, HEALTH AND JOBS

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Southwark Liberal Democrats have this week launched ambitious plans for more affordable homes, more jobs and improved health services in the borough.

 

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New rules to stop nuisance calls and texts

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Companies who make nuisance calls and texts are to be hit with huge fines – under new Liberal Democrat changes to the law.

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SE16 Broadband Update

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I am fighting for better broadband connections in SE16 so that residents and businesses alike can play a full role in our ever growing digital economy, enjoying the same connection speeds as others around the country.

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Naming and Shaming National Minimum Wage Offenders

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Liberal Democrat Business Minister Jo Swinson MP has today named and shamed the largest ever number of National Minimum Wage offenders, according the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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Unemployment still falling in our communities

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Recent statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituents on Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) has dipped dramatically from a year ago.  This trend points to rising employment.  

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Happy Chinese New Year

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Yesterday evening I was privileged to be at the London South Bank University to mark the beginning of our Southwark Chinese New Year celebrations.

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COUNCIL SHOULD SAY NO TO TWO-TIER ESTATE SERVICES, SAY LIBDEMS

Liberal Democrats are demanding action from the Council to prevent the spread of two levels of service on new estates being built across Southwark.

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NEET numbers lowest since 2004

The proportion of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) is at its lowest level since 2004, according to House of Commons Library research.

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Ark Globe Academy wins £5k pupil premium award

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Local school Ark Globe Academy has won a grant of £5k for improving the GCSE results of disadvantaged pupils, and could win as much as a quarter of a million.

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