Action to save jobs
David Cameron promised to do everything possible to help prevent mass unemployment in a speech to the Conservative Women’s Organisation Conference.
He stressed that unemployment is a tragedy not just for the people involved, but for all of society. He emphasised that it "isn't just an economic waste; it's a recipe for social disaster.”
And he said that, despite claims to the contrary, mass unemployment is not “an unavoidable consequence of recession”:
“The Conservative party will not stand aside and allow unemployment to claim livelihoods and ruin lives on a massive scale. We will not walk on by while people lose their jobs.”
David argued that we must show compassion during the recession, saying, “The authentic Conservative response to the pain of mass unemployment is a fusion of this compassion with responsibility.”
He stressed that women may be more vulnerable to redundancy, as far more women have part-time jobs and work in sectors likely to contract.
And he explained how a Conservative Government would ease the strain of recession:
Freezing council taxes for two years
Deferring VAT payments for small companies
Cutting payroll taxes for every business with fewer than five employees
Stopping the planned tax rises on family cars