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Dundee LibDems back calls by Nick Clegg: "Now is the time for Government to look after families"

October 24, 2008 9:35 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

As the credit crunch starts to hit the real economy, Dundee LibDems have today (Friday 24th October) backed comments by Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg, that Gordon Brown must turn his attention to the many families being hit hardest by the crisis.

Publishing his Family Assistance Package, set out last week with his Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable, Nick Clegg has called for an immediate cut in interest rates and also other measures to ease the burden on households, including:

  • Tax cuts for people on low and middle incomes
  • Action to help people pay rising energy bills
  • The creation of a trusted nationwide financial advice service

Nick Clegg said, "The best way to help families through the tough times ahead is to give them more of their own money back.

"This winter will see more jobs lost, more homes repossessed and many people struggling to pay cripplingly high energy bills.

"The Government wants to spend its way out of this crisis without learning from any of its mistakes, while the Tories seem content to fiddle around the edges of business taxation.

"Only the Liberal Democrats are focusing on directly helping families through this recession."

Here in Dundee, LibDem City Councillor for Strathmartine Ward, Cllr Helen Dick, said, "Nick Clegg has set out clear policies to help families during this difficult time.

"The Liberal Democrats are working to help families with tax cut proposals and action to help with rising energy bills."

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