The Lib Dems introduced a business dinner for the first time at annual conference last autumn, charging £250 a head. This time around the third party is instigating an inflation-busting price increase; corporate titans can pay £350 or £500 a head depending on whether they want marketing opportunities thrown in as well. It’s a sign of either the Lib Dems’ newfound power or their need – now they aren’t getting short money – to find new sources of funds. Our full story is here on ft.com.
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