GO ON, admit it you expected something negative didn't you?
- Freeze gas and electricity bills until 2017 and reform the energy market
- Get 200,000 homes built a year by 2020
- Stop families that rent being ripped off and help them plan for the future with new long term predictable tenancies
- Cut income tax for hardworking people through a lower 10p starting tax rate, and introduce a 50p top rate of tax as we pay off the deficit in a fair way
- Ban exploitative zero-hour contracts
- Make work pay by strengthening the Minimum Wage and providing tax breaks to firms that boost pay through the Living Wage
- Back small businesses by cutting business rates and reforming the banks
- Help working parents with 25 hours of free childcare for three- and four-year-olds
- Tackle the abuse of migrant labour to undercut wages by banning recruitment agencies that only hire foreign workers and pressing for stronger controls in Europe
- Back the next generation with a job guarantee for the young unemployed and more apprenticeships
This is our contract with you. Vote Labour to make Britain better off.
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Government cut grant to build/expand Cambs schools from £34 million to £4 million ConDemning our children as well! http://bit.ly/1ivtAHo
Labour should promise that everyone should be able to live in a home they can afford and where they have their roots. So the next labour government should take steps to tackle unpredictable and rapid increases in rental costs - Oh it looks like they are :)
The ConDem government's NeoLiberal ideas reflect a 'belief in free market economics and individualism ... with absolute faith in the capacity of the market mechanism to solve all economic and social problems' (Heywood 2012: 50). When the current council apply this to local housing needs its not the residents of Romsey that they serve they are only serving the developers. The market has not provided enough houses for Romsey residents or for students - it keeps them in competition and this in turn pushes up house prices and rents!
To say this is not an attack on the individual who rents out a room, it is a challenge to the people who are buying up the housing stocks in our city to make fat profits from students and families who need to rent.
The Labour suggestion that the council sets up a letting agency should act to regulate the rental sector without having to regulate.
You can fool all of the people some of the time but .......
Budget proposal for the city means £100 million during this decade and we need more and sooner says Labour