Labour’s Plan for Jobs in Corby and East Northamptonshire

Andy Sawford and local Labour councillors and activists have launched a petition for jobs in Corby and East Northamptonshire.   With rising unemployment in the constituency, Labour has launched a 5 point plan for jobs, and is calling on the government to set up an enterprise zone in the area to attract businesses and create new jobs.

Labour’s five-point plan for jobs contains emergency measures to help boost the East Midlands economy:

  1. Bring forward long-term investment projects – like the 44 Building Schools for the future projects scrapped by the Government here in the East Midlands, roads and transport – to get people back to work and strengthen our economy for the future.
  2. A £2 billion tax on bank bonuses to fund up to 5,500 jobs for young people and build 1,400 new homes in the East Midlands.
  3. Temporarily reverse the Tory-led Government’s VAT rise and put £450 back in the pockets of families in the East Midlands.
  4. Cut VAT on home improvements, repairs and maintenance to 5% for a year – to help homeowners and small businesses here in the East Midlands.
  5. Give the 140,000 small firms here in the East Midlands a 1 year national insurance tax break if they take on extra workers

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