Steve Outlines Labour's Priorities(April 15, 2013)
Labour's Priority Policies
- Getting our economy moving so that we bring down the deficit and people have the chance to play their part:
- Fairer taxes so everyone is rewarded for playing their part:
- Reforming our benefits system so the long term unemployed are able to play their part with a job they have to take:
- Tackling the vested interests that rip-off and hold back Britain’s families:
- Ensuring the 50% who don’t go to university are able to play their part:
Large firms that want to benefit from government contracts will be required to have apprenticeship schemes to bring on the next generation, with gold standard vocational qualifications at 18 that young people know will set them up for an apprenticeship
- Building a banking system that backs small businesses to play their part:
- Tackling the effects of immigration that make it harder for some people to play their part:
Tighter enforcement of the minimum wage, including a role for local authorities, and extending the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to prevent local workers having their wages and conditions undercut.
- Giving local communities more control so they can play their part in turning things around:
- Making sure families living in the Private Rented Sector have the secure home they deserve:
- Protecting and strengthening our NHS and Social Care systems by integrating them:
Bringing physical health, mental health and social care together into a single service that looks after the needs of the whole person so we can deliver better care and meet the challenges of an ageing population in an era when money is tight.