THE FAMILY

Government must defend and support family life whenever possible, particularly in welfare and economic policy, education and housing. We will shelter British families from the economic and social pressures fracturing our society, and rebuild a prosperous and happier nation with policies that place the working family at the heart of national life.

POLICY PLEDGES:

  • The tax and benefits system shall offer greater protection and support for family life. Couples raising children together (comprising a basic rate tax payer and a non tax payer) will benefit from full sharing of tax allowances.
  • The fundamental aim of national housing policy shall be to ensure that young people seeking to start a family and have children will be able to find a suitable, affordable home in which to do so.
  • Government policy in all domains will be subject to the basic test as to whether it is supportive of the family as the fundamental foundation of society.
The Common Good in the National Interest