Thursday, 1 May 2014

The many and not the few

Labour's ideas for the 2015 manifesto are coming together. Thesebare a few concrete pledges outlining how we will build an economy that works for the majority rather than the few at the top;

  • End rip off rents so tenants can plan for the future with new long-term, predictable tenancies.
  • Cut income tax with a lower 10p starting tax rate, but reintroduce the 50p top rate of tax as we pay off the deficit in a fair way.
  • Make work pay by strengthening the Minimum Wage and providing tax breaks to firms who pay a Living Wage.
  • Back small businesses by cutting business rates and reforming the banks.
  • Help working parents by providing 25 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year-olds.
  • Tackle youth unemployment with a job guarantee and more apprenticeships.

There is a clear choice in the local and European elections. There are parties who put the narrow interests of a few before the national interest. We in the Labour Party act in the interest of the many and not the few.

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