Reducing the deficit
- The Conservatives are reducing the deficit to secure a stronger economy and a better future for Britain.
- By taking difficult decisions, we've reduced the deficit by more than a third since 2010. We're safeguarding our economy for the long term so future generations aren't left to clear up the mess.
- Dealing with the deficit is essential to keep mortgage rates low for hardworking families - helping them to be more financially secure.
- Only by working through our long-term economic plan and continuing to reduce the deficit can we build a stronger, more competitive economy.
- That's why we're taking difficult decisions now - because the alternative is to burden our children with more debt and put the recovery at risk.
Cutting income tax and freezing fuel duty
- The Conservatives are cutting income tax and freezing fuel duty, helping you and your family be more financially secure.
- We're cutting income tax for over 25 million people, saving the typical taxpayer £705 a year. That means hardworking people keep more of the money they earn and are better able to provide for their families.
- We've also cancelled Labour's planned fuel duty rises, helping small businesses and saving you £7 every time you fill up your car. A driver who fills up twice a week is saving £728 a year.
- By cutting income tax and freezing fuel duty, we're making you and your family more financially secure.
Creating more jobs
- The Conservatives are helping create jobs so hardworking people can get on in life.
- By backing small businesses and enterprise, we have helped create 1.7 million new jobs - that's more people taking home a pay packet each month and being able to provide for their families.
- We are on the side of small businesses, and are helping them however we can:
- Cutting the jobs tax - saving businesses up to £2,000 and enabling them to provide more jobs for hardworking people
- Scrapping the jobs tax altogether for under 21s - so it's easier for businesses to give young people a start in life
- Investing in better infrastructure, including roads, rail and broadband - so it's easier to reach customers
- Cutting corporation tax - helping companies invest and grow
- Getting rid of unnecessary red tape - freeing up businesses to concentrate on expansion