nWE KNOW people in Ellesmere Port and Neston are struggling with debts, bills and unaffordable mortgages.
Complacency by Gordon Brown has meant that we are experiencing plummeting house prices, rising inflation and unemployment. The outlook for the UK economy has not looked so bleak since the Tory recession of the 1990s.
Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrats’ financial spokesman, warned about this from 2000.
We want to offer real help to the thousands of families in Ellesmere Port and Neston who are trying to make ends meet. We will get wasteful government spending under control and give the economy a boost by cutting taxes. We will crack down on big business and the super rich who exploit tax loopholes and do not pay their fair share. We will strengthen the economy by requiring the Bank of England to take house prices into account when setting interest rates and we will effectively regulate the banking system to prevent irresponsible lending and business practices.
Liberal Democrats will rebalance the tax system, cutting taxes for people on low and middle incomes, paid for by cutting reliefs and closing tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest.