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Coalition Government Agreement

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Coalition Government Agreement The following key Liberal Democrat policies are included in this agreement and the Queens Speech;- Making the tax and benefits system fairer and simpler, including a significant increase in the personal allowance and an ambition to increase it to £10,000. Restoring the earnings link to pensions. Measures to improve energy efficiency in homes and businesses. Fixed term Parliaments for 5 years. A referendum on the Alternative Vote. Reform of Party funding Moving towards an elected House of Lords, elected by proportional representation. A Bill to restore freedoms and civil liberties, through the abolition of Identity Cards and repeal of unnecessary laws. Giving greater powers to Councils and giving neighbourhoods and communities more control over planning and housing decisions. Cutting quangos and government bureaucracy.