Stronger economy

Securing the recovery and helping businesses create jobs

Our economy is growing because of the hard work of people and businesses in Scotland and throughout Britain. But the recovery would not be happening without the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

In government we have rebalanced the economy and delivered big new investment to help businesses in Scotland get more people into work.

In Scotland we have pressed the Scottish Government to match Liberal Democrat policy on childcare, helping parents get back to work if they choose. More than 2 million ordinary Scots have received a £700 tax cut. Real money back in your pocket thanks to the Liberal Democrats.

Liberal Democrats have championed initiatives like the Green Investment Bank, headquartered in Edinburgh. We are providing big new investment in renewable energy and creating sustainable green jobs for Scotland.

As part of the UK, Scotland can share in the recovery we have seen. Businesses are benefitting from new moves to cut red tape and make it easier for them to employ more young people.

And our work in government is paying dividends in communities around Scotland. We have seen record increases to the number of people in work and more and more people are finding full time jobs. Last year, more than 30,000 new businesses were created in Scotland.

We know that there is still more work to be done. But Liberal Democrats have helped create more than 1 million jobs across the UK since 2010. Now we want to create 1 million more.

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