Policy

Lib Dem Policies for Business

Six Core Pledges

1. Stopping Brexit – to keep open access to the single market and customs union and release a £50 billion Remain Bonus

2. Replacing business rates with a Commercial Landowner Levy – to create a fairer business tax regime for the digital age

3. Infrastructure investment of £130 billion – to upgrade our transport and energy industries

4. A new lifelong approach to skills – with re-skilling grants for every adult of £10,000

5. Tougher competition and economic regulators, with opposition to renationalisation

6. Industrial and regional prosperity strategies building on existing strategies but with a much greater and more urgent focus on new climate industries and technologies.

Lib Dems are now the natural party for business.  

We are the only party that seems to understand that successful businesses are fundamental to a successful Britain because they bring with them wealth-creation, jobs, innovation, creativity, tax revenues, training, aspiration, exports, international standing etc.  

We proved our commitment to business in coalition investing in core infrastructure through the world’s first Green investment Bank, creating 2 million apprenticeships, and raising tax thresholds – all in our manifesto not the Tory manifesto.  

Now we are standing up for Business by working to stop Brexit – the single biggest anti-business policy ever.  Instead, we will keep Britain trading freely with access to skills and labour.  

We will scrap business rates and end the off-shoring of profits to ensure we all pay our way. And by prioritising green and capital investment we will preparing Britain to succeed in the 21st Century.

And we will not under any circumstances support a Corbyn-led Government, which would cripple our economy.

Business traditionally likes to stay out of politics but that is a luxury business people can no longer afford.  Only the Lib Dems are listening to business. Only the Lib Dems have consistently offered a way forward out of this mess by giving the people a final say on Brexit. Only the Lib Dems can offer a serious alternative Government, which would benefit business.

It’s time for business to stand up and be counted. 

Read our full plan for business here: click here >