Get Britain Working

David Cameron MP taking questions from the audience

David Cameron MP taking questions from the audience

This morning I joined several dozen local businessmen at a meeting with David Cameron MP Leader of the Conservative Party at the Lowry in Salford. The purpose was to discuss the Conservatives plans to tackle the economic recession. Despite what the Labour Party try and suggest the Conservatives have a range of policies to help ease the problems caused by the downturn. Everyone seems to agree that the current problems are as a result of too much borowing by the Government, by some Companies and by some individuals. Labour want us to believe that the solution is for the Government to start borrowing even more money. Under Labour’s plans our national debt will double to £1 trillion.

The Conservatives have proposed a series of immediate and practical measures to help families and businesses through the recession. A Conservative Government will:
– Abolish income tax on savings for basic rate taxpayers
– Raise pensioners’ personal allowance by £2,000
– Start credit to businesses flowing again and save jobs with a £50billion National Loan Guarantee Scheme
– Help small businesses with cashflow by delaying VAT bills for six months
– Help companies start hiring again with a tax break for new jobs
– Freeze Council Tax for two years by cutting wasteful Government spending