Election 2010 – family tax

The modern family comes in all shapes and sizes, I know from my work with families in mental health.  So policies like tax breaks for some married couples are not the right way to support all families.  Millions of families struggle to make ends meet.  The rise in the cost of basic goods affects all families.  The Liberal Democrat tax proposals will make the tax and benefits system fairer, so that all families can afford to get by.  Anyone working and earning less than £10,000 a year will pay no income tax.  Many other workers will see a reduction in their annual tax bill of £700 under the Liberal Democrats.

The only fair way to support families is to ensure all families benefit and not just the chosen few.

Election 2010 – Banks

A Liberal Democrat Government will ensure that no bank can charge its customers unfairly.  We will outlaw unfair charges.  Bank bosses should return the money they took from customers in unfair charges. 

At the same time the Liberal Democrats have said that they will ensure that high street banks are separated from the ‘casino’ banks of the city.  These banks have cost the people of Sleaford and North Hykeham dear.  The result of their gambling with our money is that we all are now going to pay for years to come.  Locally we lack affordable housing and local small and medium size businesses are struggling to get the finance they need to make their buisnesses grow which would lead to them needing more staff and an increase in revenue to the government coffers.

We are already seeing the effect of the cuts with the loss of the bus service to Doddington.  This will affect young and old alike.