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Demand better for our economy!

Labour and Conservative governments have pandered to monied interests for too long. Too many people are in low paid, insecure jobs, high streets are being left behind, and small businesses are under huge pressure.

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The Liberal Democrats will stand up to power and privilege to build an economy that works for you.

In order to balance the books and build a sustainable economy for the future we must ensure that everyone pays their fair share. We have a long-standing commitment to fairer taxation, and in government we raised the personal allowance for Income Tax. It remains our ambition to make taxes fairer and simpler, to help those on low and middle incomes, and to ensure that the large international companies make a fair contribution.

In Weston we have recently seen the decline of our high street and town centre, with a high turnover rate of businesses and long established retailers such as Marks and Spencer closing their doors. We aim to ensure that everyone in our area has access to a stable and well-paying job.

The Conservatives have failed to take advantage of historically low interest rates to borrow for the investment that would create jobs now and prepare us and our economy for the future.

The Liberal Democrats will:

1. Call for a return to a corporation tax rate of 20%, reversing the recent unjustified giveaways thr Tories have made and ensuring multi-national corporations pay their fair share.

2. Take touch action against corporation tax evasion and avoidance.

3. Build 300,000 new homes per year, 100,000 of which will be homes for social rent.

4. Support town centres by expanding the "Future High Streets Fund", and reform business rates to help small enterprises to establish themselves.

5. Introduce a £50 billion capital Rebalancing Fund to address the historic investment disparities between and regions.

We believe that a stable economy requires us to invest in people, innovation and infrastructure in order to give our economy the opportunity to remain competitive.

Do you agree? If so, join our campaign!