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LibDems to Launch Group to Tackle Inequality

Magazine article Public Finance

LibDems to Launch Group to Tackle Inequality

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The Liberal Democrats are preparing to launch a working group to examine practical solutions to poverty and inequality.

Rank-and file members are due to gather in Brighton next week for their annual conference, where the group, to be chaired by LibDem peer Baroness Liz Barker, will be officially launched.

'We aim to produce practical proposals to ensure that if somebody has potential and is prepared to work hard, their life chances will not be limited by where they come from or who their parents are,' Barker said.

'Equally, for those who are unable to create their own opportunities in life, we will be proposing concrete steps that government should take.'

The LibDems last week published a policy document. Trust in people: make Britain free, fair and qreen, setting out the party's future direction in the run-up to the next general election. …

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