13. October 2009 05:59
Liberal Democrat Party Conference, Sat 19th Sept- Wed 23rd Sept 2009.
The Lib Dems
backed personal allowance changes in income tax which would mean that
no tax would be payable on on the first £10,000 of your income.
party called for state pension to be linked to average earnings, and
that a citizen's pension should be created based on residency, rather
than National Insurance contributions.
New jobs could be created with spending projects centred around affordable homes and the green infrastructure.
The Lib Dems
proposed an introduction of a universal entitlement to free childcare
for all children from 18 months, to when they start school. Also the
suggestion of introducing a universal care payment, to help those over
65 who need personal care.
The party maintained that they would do everything possible to secure and keep jobs and viable businesses going.
Nick Clegg- Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Youth unemployment is 'the most serious social crisis' facing Britain today.
The party will put more money into providing short term internships for the unemployed.
David Laws- Education Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats
Unemployed young people should have access to paid internships.
"We ought to consider introducing a new training benefit or support
package for young people, which would allow them to receive at least the
level of Jobseeker's Allowance if they take up an internship
A call for more flexible education and training options for young people.
Vocational training needs to be better tailored to young people's needs.