Spending Round 2013: Delivering a Stronger Economy and a Fairer Society
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Today's [Wednesday] Spending Round delivers Liberal Democrat priorities on investment and improving our public services while making responsible choices to deal with the financial problems Labour left us.
Our number one priority in Government is to fix the economic mess we inherited from Labour. We will continue to be firm in our commitment to tackling the deficit, but fair in the way we go about it.
Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said:
"Our economy is starting to recover. The deficit is down by a third, 1.3m private sector jobs have been created, and by keeping interest rates low we have helped businesses and homeowners across the country. We still have a long way to go.
"But the Liberal Democrats are committed to finishing the task, creating jobs and making Britain's economy strong again."
This is a Spending Round that shows the Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stronger economy:
- Reducing the deficit
- An extra £18bn for major job creation projects
- Long-term investment in science
And it shows our commitment to building a fairer society too:
- Protecting the NHS, schools and international aid budgets
- £2bn for local health and social care
- Intensive help for 400,000 troubled families
For more information, read Danny Alexander's article for Lib Dem Voice.