Creating a stronger economy for all

Liberal Democrats today passed the policy motion Strengthening the UK Economy highlighting what further action the Government needs to take to keep the economy on the road to recovery.

In government the Liberal Democrats have created over a million private sector jobs and helped to reduce the structural deficit by a third.
Key proposals include: 
  • Taking action to tackle high youth unemployment by developing a comprehensive strategy for 16-24 year olds, ensuring young people have access to the skills, advice and opportunities required to find sustainable employment
  • Increasing the number of houses being built by pooling council borrowing limits so that councils who want to build more house but are at their borrowing limits are able to do so
  • Boosting lending to British businesses by expanding the Business Bank so that it can directly support the establishment of new challenger banks, creating more competition and a regionally diverse banking system.

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