The Green Party will:

•    End austerity and restore the public sector, creating over 1 million good jobs that pay at least a living wage.
•    Pay for this with:

  • A new wealth tax on the top 1% – UK individuals with assets of more than £3 million.
  • A Robin Hood Tax on the banks.
  • The closure of tax loopholes.

•    Increase the minimum wage so that it reaches £10 an hour by 2020.
•    End exploitative zero hours contracts.
•    Introduce a 35-hour working week.

The Green Party would revitalise Somerset by creating jobs and investing in renewable energy – a sustainable economy that is a far cry from the Conservateives’ failed austerity programme, and its attempts to push through a dangerous and unnecessary new nuclear power station at Hinkley.

Read about Theo’s visit to innovative plastics recycling firm Protomax, and how the Green Party would invest in green businesses.

Relevant detailed policies:

Local Planning & the Built Environment
Marine and Coastal
Science & Technology
Workers’ Rights & Employment