Lib Dems pledge to lift 5 million out of poverty

by Stephen Tall on July 27, 2007

This from BBC Online:

The Liberal Democrats have unveiled plans which they say would lift five million people out of “relative poverty” and end “dependency culture”. The party plans to introduce incentives for working, saving and studying. It also says it wants to remove higher earners from the Tax Credits system and cut the number claiming means-tested benefits by 10 million by 2020.

There’s some more detail over at the ePolitix website, here – but nothing yet on the party’s website: will update when there is.

Update: the party press release, with further details of the proposals, is here.

Update 2: the full policy paper is here.