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technologies to serve society and enhance human well-being,

while protecting individuals from negative impacts and ensuring

the benefits are widely shared.

iii) Productive, entrepreneurial business, freely competing in a

market economy, with government playing an enabling role,

through smart regulation and infrastructure investment, by

controlling vested interests who abuse monopolistic power, and

by promoting open trading internationally, within Europe and

beyond.

iv) Genuinely sustainable growth, respecting the environmental

limits of our one planet, meeting true consumer needs,

supporting small, local and community solutions, and

recognising well-being not just wealth as the goal.

Conference therefore welcomes policy paper 133, Good Jobs, Better

Businesses, Stronger Communities: Proposals for a New Economy that

Really Works for Everyone, as a statement of Liberal Democrat policy

on our approach to the economic challenges of the 21st Century, and

in particular welcomes its proposals to:

1. Create a fair economy that works for all by:

a) Reforming the labour market to give control and choice

back to workers, with additional rights for those in the gig

economy, a powerful new Worker Protection Enforcement

Authority to protect those in precarious work, and a 'Good

Employer' kite mark to promote good firms.

b) Investing in skills, in particular in lifelong opportunities for

retraining, so people can better adjust to the fast-moving

economy of the 21st Century, with a national skills strategy,

an expanded skills and training levy, and a new initiative -

Lifelong Learning Entitlements.

c) Setting immigration policies that support growth and meet

key skills gaps, with a Canadian-style international mobility

programme.

d) Strengthening diversity and equality of opportunity in the

workplace, with mandatory reporting of pay ratios and

corrective action plans, and a fresh approach to modern trade

unionism for stronger representation in new workplaces.

2. Create a sustainable economy that works for future generations by:

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