TORRIDGE prospective parliamentary candidate Adam Symons has backed Liberal Democrat plans to put unemployed back into work and leave a lasting legacy that will save energy, reduce bills and fight climate change. The Green Road out of Recession" proposal
TORRIDGE prospective parliamentary candidate Adam Symons has backed Liberal Democrat plans to put unemployed back into work and leave a lasting legacy that will save energy, reduce bills and fight climate change.The "Green Road out of Recession" proposals were welcomed by Mr Symons as a New Year strategy to boost the economy in Torridge.He said: "The plans will give an immediate boost to the economy here in Torridge."By insulating peoples homes, it will help thousands of residents whose heating bills have gone through the roof in the past year."In particular, the money which needs to be spent to boost the economy, must be spent on infrastructure which will help the economy to grow, and reduce the costs for householders in Torridge. "We believe that serious investment in our future will set our economy on the right track towards sustained recovery."The plans would cost £12.5bn, which would be paid for by scrapping the proposed VAT cut.Green Road out of the Recession proposals include: A five-year programme to insulate every school and hospital, with 20 per cent completed in the first year.Funding insulation and energy efficiency for a million homes, with a 1,000 subsidy for a million more.Building 40,000 extra zero-carbon social houses.Reopening old railway lines and stations.Installing energy and money saving smart meters in every home within five years.