Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2017

19 May 2017


The Liberal Democrat party has published their manifesto. Pledges to affect employers include:

  • Putting a penny in the pound on Income Tax to give the NHS and social care services the cash injection they need

  • Transforming mental health care with waiting time standards to match those in physical health care

  • Giving the pubic the final say, via a referendum, on any Brexit deal

  • Eliminating the deficit on day-to-day spending by 2020 to control the national debt, and then borrowing only to invest

  • Extending free childcare to all two-year-olds and to the children of working families from the end of paid parental leave

  • Encouraging new fathers to take time off with an additional month’s paid paternity leave

  • Maintaining the ‘triple lock’ of increasing the state pension each year by the highest of earnings growth, prices growth or 2.5% for the next parliament

  • Establish a review to consider the case for, and practical implications of, introducing a single rate of tax relief for pensions, which would be designed to be simpler and fairer and would be set more generously than the current 20% basic rate relief

  • Introducing a new Young Person’s Bus Discount Card for young people aged 16–21, giving a two-thirds discount on bus travel

  • Making the positive case for immigration

  • Delivering promises to Scotland in full, devolving more powers to Wales and securing the political stability of the Northern Ireland Assembly

  • Meeting the needs of England with ‘devolution on demand’, letting local areas take control of the services that matter most to them.

 

Further details can be found in the Liberal Democratic party manifesto 2017.