Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

My pledges for Don Valley

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My pledges for Don Valley

The Cost of Living

  • Freeze energy bills until 2017, and force energy companies to pass on falls in wholesale prices.
  • Help working parents with 25 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.

The NHS

  • A guaranteed GP appointment within 48 hours; and one week wait for cancer tests.
  • 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs, 3,000 more midwives and 5,000 more care workers with time to care.

Fair Immigration controls

  • 1,000 new Border Agency staff.
  • Ban recruitment agencies that only hire foreign workers. 
  • People who come here must pay in for two years before they can claim any benefits.

Fair work, fair pay

  • Ban exploitative zero hours contracts.
  • Raise the minimum wage to £8.
  • Cut tax for 24 million people with a 10p starting rate.

Tackling the deficit

  • A new 50p top rate of tax and pay down the deficit in a fair way to balance the books.

Help for business

  • Cut, then freeze, business rates for small firms.
  • As many apprenticeships as there are university places.

New Homes

  • Double the number of homes for first time buyers and build more council houses.

 

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