Coalition progress announced

Coalition progress
Published on Monday, 07 January 2013 16:43
Posted by Scott Buckler

Today the Government issued its Mid-Term Review, taking stock of progress made in implementing the Coalition agreement signed in May 2010

The review reflects on the Government's progress in building a stronger, more balanced economy and a fair society in which everyone can rise as high as their aspirations and talents take them.

The Mid-Term Review also highlights a new set of reforms to secure our country's future and help people realise their ambitions. These include supporting working families with childcare costs and building more houses to make the dream of home ownership a reality for more people.

Meanwhile, reforms to provide dignity in old age are to be outlined, including an improved state pension that rewards saving, and more help with the costs of long-term care.

Ahead of publication of the Mid-Term Review, Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

"We are dealing with the deficit, rebuilding the economy, reforming welfare and education and supporting hard working families through tough times.

"And on all of these key aims, our parties, after 32 months of coalition, remain steadfast and united. Of course there have been some issues on which we have not seen eye to eye, and no doubt there will be more. That is the nature of coalition.

"But on the things that matter most – the big structural reforms needed to secure our country's long term future – our resolve and sense of shared purpose have, if anything, grown over time.

"Today, at the half-way point in the parliament, we are taking stock of the progress we have made in implementing the coalition agreement that we signed in May 2010. But we are also initiating a new set of reforms, building on those already underway, to secure our country's future and help people realise their ambitions."

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