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A Plan for Jobs


Unemployment is up again with 10 job seekers chasing every job in south Bristol.  There are now more women unemployed than any time since 1988. But the Tory/Lib Dem Government doesn’t understand that more people on the dole – claiming benefits rather than paying taxes – will just make it harder and harder to get the deficit down.

There is a better way. 

Dawn Primarolo helped Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls launch Labour’s clear five-point plan to create jobs, help struggling families and support small businesses:

1.    A £2 billion tax on bank bonuses to fund 100,000 jobs for young people – which they would be required to take-up – and build 25,000 more affordable homes.

2.    Bring forward long-term investment projects in schools, roads and transport to get people back to work and to strengthen our economy for the future.

3.    Temporarily reverse January’s damaging VAT rise – an extra £450 for a couple with children would provide a boost for our high streets and help struggling families.

4.    A one-year cut in VAT to 5% on home improvements, repairs and maintenance to help homeowners and small businesses.

5.    A one-year national insurance tax break for every small firm which takes on extra workers would help small businesses to grow and create jobs.

 

Posted 27 October 2011

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