Lib Dems want plastic bag tax

The Government needs to introduce a levy on plastic bags, Lib Dems activists have said.

Under the proposed scheme, revenue from the new tax would be spent on community food initiatives. The new Lib Dem policy was ratified by the party's members during a vote at their conference in Brighton.


Nick Clegg speaks to Meridian

The Lib Dem party conference has begun in Brighton. Leader Nick Clegg hit the headlines with an apology over his broken tuition fees pledge this week, but will it be enough?