It’s time to redistribute wealth and power
11th July 2018
The gap between the richest and the poorest in Scotland is growing, new figures have revealed.
Analysis of Scottish government statistics reveals an almost £700 per week income gap between the richest and poorest households in Scotland.
Here are 5 things Labour would do to redistribute wealth and power.
1. Make the richest pay their fair share, with a 50p top rate of tax.
READ: The income of people earning more than £150,000 has increased by almost 90% under the SNP and Tories since 2010/11.
Read more here: https://t.co/iL9IOR3EoD
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) July 8, 2018
2. Increase Child Benefit, helping over half a million families.
Labour has a plan to tackle the cost of living crisis and lift thousands of children out of poverty. We would increase Child Benefit by £260 a year, helping over half a million families. #RealChange #ForTheMany pic.twitter.com/WsWR05YMmS
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) July 10, 2018
3. Fixing the broken housing market by building more council homes and reforming the private rented sector to ensure fair rents.
🏘 We’d fix our broken housing system by building more council homes and reforming the private rented sector. (3/8)https://t.co/cyF3tnzeKl
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) June 12, 2018
4. Taking public transport back into public ownership – meaning fairer fares for working people.
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) June 26, 2018
5. We’d stop the cuts and invest in lifeline local services that the poorest rely on the most.
Cuts to councils add up to £137 per person since 2013. In Glasgow and Edinburgh it’s over £200.
That means more pressure on schools,social care and local housing.
It’s time to stop the cuts and invest instead. https://t.co/KQ9p90CTuN
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) April 4, 2018
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