Lib Dem Manifesto, p.76 “We will end the detention of children in immigration detention centres”
On 16th December, Nick Clegg announced the ending of child detention for immigration purposes.
Lib Dem Manifesto, p.83 “Through our policy on Capital Gains Tax, ensure that those who use second homes as speculative investments will pay tax on enhanced capital value at the same rate as on earned income, not at 18% as at present”
In June’s emergency budget we increased the rate of Capital Gains Tax to 28% for higher rate taxpayers while keeping it at 18% for basic rate taxpayers.
Lib Dem Manifesto, p.77 “In a fair society, everyone should have the right to a decent home, but this is not the reality of Britain today. There should be quality social and private rented housing available for those who need or choose it.”
We have announced plans for 150,000 new affordable homes over the next four years, the first net increase in the social housing stock by any government in 30 years.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.77 “We will make sure every new home is fully energy efficient by improving building regulations.”
We have required a 25% improvement in energy efficiency standards for new buildings.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.78 “We will scrap burdensome Home Information Packs, retaining the requirement for homes to have an energy performance certificate.”
We have scrapped Home Information Packs, and retained the requirement for homes to have an energy performance certificate.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.82 “We will stop ‘garden grabbing’ by defining gardens as Greenfield sites in planning law so that they cannot so easily be built over.”
We have ended ‘garden grabbing’, saving considerable amounts of greenbelt land from being built over.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.83 “We will promote schemes for affordable homes like equity mortgages and ‘Home on the Farm’ which encourage farmers to convert existing buildings into affordable housing.”
We have promoted ‘Home on the Farm’ schemes that encourage farmers to convert existing buildings into affordable housing.