Drop the 50 per cent target for school leavers going to university, and not increase the current level of undergraduate courses until there are sufficient vacancies in the economy to provide at least two-thirds of students with skilled graduate jobs.
End the use of multi-lingual formatting on official documents. These will be published only in English and, where appropriate, Welsh and Gaelic.
Uphold freedom of speech within the law as a fundamental British value. We believe all ideas and beliefs should be open to discussion and scrutiny and we will challenge the ‘culture of offence’ as it risks shutting down free speech.
Recognise that British values include tolerance of religion. UKIP is committed to protecting religious freedoms for all believers in the UK, in accordance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We believe, however, that those faiths and beliefs must exist firmly within a British framework. We will not condone any faith position which is itself intolerant and refuses to recognise the human rights of others.
Guarantee the offer of a job in the police service, prison service or border force for anyone who has served in the Armed Forces for a minimum of 12 years. This policy will also help meet our pledge to fund an additional 6,000 full time positions across these three organisations.
Create a dedicated Minister for Veterans, attached to the Cabinet Office to head up a Veterans Administration (VA). The VA will work with current MoD veteran services and established charities to provide a single point of contact for veterans in a range of fields: health care, housing, counselling, education and training, rehabilitation, hospital care, access to veteran financial services, benefits and memorialisation.
Increase the defence budget to meet our obligations to NATO and spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence in 2015/16. We will exceed it substantially for the remaining years of the parliament.
Phase in increased defence spending over the next five years up to an additional £4 billion by 2020.
Support Trident renewal.
Deploy the two new aircraft carriers.
Investigate whether it would be better to commission an ‘off-the-shelf’ aircraft option and adapt the two Queen Elizabeth class carriers for non-vertical take-off and landings.
Create a new over-arching role of Director of National Intelligence (subject to confirmation hearing by the relevant Commons Select Committee), who will be charged with reviewing UK intelligence and security, in order to ensure threats are identified, monitored and dealt with by the swiftest, most appropriate and legal means available.
Abolish government departments when their essential powers and functions can be merged into other departments. Such departments will include the Department for Energy and Climate Change, the Department for International Development, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Reduce the number of secretaries of state, ministers and parliamentary undersecretaries-of-state and, accordingly, the size of government.
Cut departmental running costs where they do not deliver value for money.
Reduce the number of special advisers and bring more transparency to their appointment.
Abolishing unnecessary quangos such as the Cabinet Office’s ‘Big Society’ programme, the National Citizen Service, DfID’s International Citizen Service Volunteers and Defra’s Waste Resource Action Programme.
Prevent MPs claiming expenses that are not incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of their duties, like every other member of society.
Continue to give UKIP councillors the freedom to vote how they choose. We believe the community is their ‘boss’ and they will not be ‘whipped’ to block vote like councillors in other political parties.
Keep Council Tax as low as possible.
Oppose excessive development and actively seek to protect our countryside and green spaces.
Give local people control over planning, by giving them the final say on major planning decisions, such as out-of-town large-scale supermarket developments, wind turbines, incinerators, solar farms and major housing developments, through the use of binding local referenda.
Adopt a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour and crack down on nuisance and noisy neighbours.
Make the setting up of a traveller pitch without permission illegal.
Reinstate weekly bin collections where local communities have lost them and want them reinstated.
Oppose the ‘cabinet’ system of governance, which puts too much power in the hands of too few people and advocate a committee system which brings more openness, transparency and cross-party collaborative working.
Cut excessive allowances for councillors.
Slash excessive pay deals and golden handshakes for council executives.
Limit the number of highly-paid council employees.
Reform education system to lower bureaucratic burden on teachers.
Enforce the current restriction on class sizes to thirty pupils and aiming to reduce this to twenty-five pupils over time.
Scrap teachers’ performance-related pay.
Require every primary school to nominate (and train, if necessary) a science leader to inspire and equip the next generation.
Introduce age-appropriate sex and relationship education at secondary level.
Give existing secondary schools the opportunity to become grammar schools, and aim to have a grammar school in every town.
Replace 11+ exams with transfer examinations taken later at ages 12, 13 and 16.
Allow other establishments to become vocational schools or colleges.
Reintroduce the Intermediate tier at GCSE Mathematics, to ensure Foundation and Intermediate tiers are skills-based and that the Higher tier is a rigorous preparation for A Level.
Abolish the AS level exam as a stepping stone to a full ‘A’ level, while retaining it as a standalone qualification in its own right for those who choose to approach it as such. Make First Aid training a statutory part of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) in the national curriculum.
Fund all secondary schools according to a single formula, taking into account Special Educational Needs.
Streamline Ofsted inspections to focus on the quality of teaching, learning and the overall wellbeing of children. Teachers with at least fifteen years’ successful classroom experience will be prioritised when Ofsted inspectors are recruited.
Schools will be subject to additional investigations by Ofsted if 25 per cent of parents or governors present a petition to the Department for Education.
UK students taking approved degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM), will not have to repay their tuition fees. This is on condition that they work in their discipline and pay tax in the UK for at least five years, after they complete their degrees.
The UK will not give tuition fee loans to EEA students when we leave the EU.
Support and fund free schools, provided they are open to the whole local community, uphold British values.
Repeal the Climate Change Act.
Abolish green taxes and levies and withdraw from the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, reducing fuel bills and enhancing industrial competitiveness at a stroke.
Withdraw taxpayer and consumer subsidies for new wind turbines and solar photovoltaic arrays, while respecting existing contractual arrangements.
Support the development of shale gas, provided safeguards are in place to protect local communities and the environment. Community Infrastructure Levy income from shale gas operations will be earmarked for lower Council Taxes or local community projects.
Set up a commission to investigate ways to assist and rejuvenate the coal industry.
Seek to secure the survival and expansion of our indigenous coal industry in the form of deep, opencast and drift mining.
Drop all subsidies for wind and solar power, to ensure a level playing field for coal.
Discontinue the carbon floor tax on the basis that production for coal fired power stations is combined with carbon capture and storage.
Halt the decline of coal power stations and seek private funding to develop new, efficient plants.
Stop energy companies charging extra for customers who use prepayment meters, who do not pay by direct debit, or who require paper billing.
If the public vote to leave, UKIP would activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and notify the European Council that the UK has decided to leave the EU in two years’ time.
Secure trade agreements with the EU, the 40 nations with trade agreements with the EU and other nations of interest.
Seek continued access on free-trade terms to the EU’s single market.
Continue to cooperate with EU members on extradition treaties, cross-border intelligence, disaster relief, accommodation of refugees, pan-EU healthcare arrangements and various other cultural projects.
Maintain membership of pan-European institutions, such as the European Space Agency and the European Medicines Agency.
Leave the EU and re-activate the UK’s seat at the WTO, where we can negotiate as a full and independent member.
Broker a bespoke UK-EU trade agreement, which we believe is desirable.
Organic farms will be paid a 25 per cent premium on the SFP.
Add rare breed maintenance to the ELS points system.
There will be no set-aside, cropping or rotation restrictions.
SFP will be paid to whomever takes financial responsibility for the farming enterprise on a field-byfield basis (i.e. the farmer, not the landowner).
Hill farmers will receive additional headage payments on livestock numbers within World Trade Organisation rules.
Require the Competition Commission to promote fair practice in the food chain, in addition to considering price and competition issues.
Scrap the Electronic Individual Identification Document for sheep.
Match-fund grants made by local authorities towards rural capital projects, such as creating a lake, wetland, repairing traditional stone walls, etc.
Support research into GM foods, including research on the benefits and risks involved to the public.
Triple the maximum jail sentences for animal cruelty and torture.
Impose lifetime bans on owning and/or looking after animals on any individual or company convicted of animal cruelty or torture.
Keep the ban on animal testing for cosmetics.
Challenge companies using animals for testing drugs or other medical treatments on the necessity for this form of testing, as opposed to the use of alternative technology.
Tightly regulate animal testing.
Ban the export of live animals for slaughter.
Insist on formal non-stun training and certification for all religious slaughtermen to ensure the highest standards are adhered to.
Install CCTV in every abattoir, monitored by the Meat Hygiene Service, and deal severely with any contraventions.
Remove unnecessary EU restrictions that make small, local abattoirs unviable.
Establish a 12-mile zone around our coastline for UK fishermen and a 200-mile exclusive economic zone under UK control, as is our right under international law.
Reverse the rapid decline in our fishing industry and return £2.5 billion a year in fish sales to the UK economy.
Enforce ‘no-take’ zones to aid spawning and replenish fish stocks.
Protect our coastal eco system by ending destructive industrial fishing practices.
End the slaughter of dolphins by banning pair trawler fishing for bass.
Work with our fishermen to solve discard and landing issues.
Reverse any EU-wide drift-net ban in British waters.
Issue permits for foreign trawlers once fish stocks have returned to sustainable levels.
Ensure sea anglers and our under 10-metre boat fleet are represented on the Marine Management Organisation, which licenses, regulates and plans marine activities in the seas around England and Wale.
Reduce the overseas aid budget from 0.7 per cent to 0.2 per cent of GNI.
Replace the Barnett Formula, along the lines of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Barnett Formula and the House of Commons Justice Committee recommendations, saving £5.5 billion.
Invest £200 million to make parking at English hospitals free for patients and their visitors.
Fund 8,000 more GPs.
Fund the cost of re-training for GPs, nurses and midwives who wish to return to practice.
Reduce the burden of data collection, target chasing, revalidation and appraisal work on GPs.
Recruit 20,000 more nurses and 3,000 more midwives.
Bring back the State Enrolled Nurse.
Initiate pilot programmes in English hospitals to put GPs on duty in A&E departments seven days a week to ease the burden on A&E staff (if successful, 1,000 of the additional 8,000 GPs would be deployed in this way.)
Increase mental health funding by £170 million annually, phasing this in through the first two years of the next parliament.
Direct patients diagnosed with a debilitating long-term condition or terminal illness to mental health professionals when appropriate.
Recognise there is often a link between addiction and mental illness and offering appropriate treatment where this is the case.
Offer direct access to specialist mental health treatment for pregnant women and mothers of children under 12 months of age.
Fight the stigma around mental illness and supporting those seeking to get back into work.
Ensure patients experiencing distress or exhibiting mental ill-health issues when admitted to hospital have both their physical health and mental wellbeing assessed and end the postcode lottery for psychiatric liaison services in acute hospitals and A&E departments.
Invest an extra £130 million a year into researching and treating dementia by 2017.
Get tough on so-called ‘health-tourism’ and insist that migrants and visitors who come to Britain have approved medical insurance.
Ensure that only those who have the permanent right to remain in Britain and who have paid UK taxes for at least five years will be granted an NHS number and be eligible for the full services offered.
Ensure NHS managers are subject to disciplinary oversight in the same way as doctors and nurses are by introducing a ‘Licence to Manage’ as a statutory requirement to prevent incompetent, negligent or bullying managers being moved sideways or re-employed.
Abolish Monitor and the Care Quality Commission and place their inspectorate functions into the hands of county health boards made up of health and social care professionals elected locally by their peers.
Scrap the EU Clinical Trial Directive, which has led to a substantial drop in clinical research, and the EU Working Time Directive which has limited working and training time to 48 hours in any one week.
Secure the exclusion of the NHS, by name, from TTIP.
Increase social care funding by £1.2 billion each year, phasing in this increase over a two-year period.
Bring health and social care together, under the control of the NHS.
Establish a Sovereign Wealth Fund from any tax revenue received from shale oil and gas exploration, with investment returns ringfenced to fully implement the Dilnot Commission’s recommendations.
Introduce a legally-binding ‘Dignity Code’ to improve standards of professional social care.
Abolish the annual assessment process for continuing healthcare funding in respect of those suffering from degenerative, terminal illnesses.
Fund a co-ordinating service for older people in every county, combining resources from across the NHS, social services, community agents and the voluntary sector.
Ban the NHS or third parties under contract to employ home care workers on zero hour contracts of any kind, or be paid less than the minimum wage.
Charge those whose homes are empty for more than two years 50 per cent more than the applicable rate of council tax, with exceptions for owners who are in HM Armed Forces.
Remove the barriers to brownfield builds with the aim of building one million homes on brownfield sites by 2025 to address the current housing shortage.
Require the Environment Agency to compile a National Brownfield Sites Register and provide a remediation assessment where appropriate. The following financial incentives will be offered to encourage developers to build on brownfield sites: Grants of up to £10,000 per unit will be available to developers to carry out essential remediation work.
Properties built on registered brownfield sites will be exempt from stamp duty on first sale, up to the £250,000 threshold.
Grants to cover the cost of indemnity insurance will also be available to developers of decontaminated land.
Local authorities will be allowed to keep the New Homes Bonus beyond six years on brownfield sites.
Increase the supply of affordable housing by identifying long-term dormant land held by central and local government so it can be released for affordable developments.
Increase the supply of affordable housing by relaxing planning regulations for the conversion of off-high road commercial and office space and other existing buildings to affordable residential use.
Establish a National Homeless Register to make it easier for those of no fixed abode to claim welfare entitlements; get access to medical and dental services; and enable support services to identify those at risk of physical, psychological and sexual abuse.
Encourage moves by local authorities to prioritise people with strong local connections when making housing allocations.
Prevent foreign nationals from obtaining access to social housing until they have lived here and paid UK Tax and National Insurance for a minimum of five years. This restriction will not apply to foreign nationals with current social housing tenancies.
Invest 100 per cent of all revenue from Right to Buy sales, after essential costs have been paid back, into new community housing.
Not allow non-British nationals access to the Right to Buy or Help to Buy schemes, unless they have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
All local authorities, social landlords and housing associations will be required to register the nationality of their tenants in order to ensure this policy works in practice.
Only British citizens will be permitted to access Help to Buy schemes.
Replace the current National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Introduce fresh national planning guidelines that will prioritise brownfield sites for new housing and protect the green belt.
Free local authorities from government-imposed minimum housing numbers.
Reverse current policies of facilitating large-scale rural residential developments.
Promote smaller 6-12 unit developments in rural areas to extend existing villages.
Encourage local authorities to require a proportion of self-build plots to be provided in all large developments.
Allow large-scale developments to be overturned by a binding local referendum triggered by the signatures of 5 per cent of electors within a planning authority area, collected within three months.
Reduce the cost and bureaucracy of planning applications by merging Planning and Building Control departments in local authorities.
Allow mortgages to become inheritable.
Ensure tax and planning policies support historic buildings and the countryside.
Remove VAT completely from repairs to listed building.
Introduce a ‘presumption in favour of conservation’ as opposed to the current ‘presumption in favour of development’ in planning legislation.
Offer tax breaks to smaller breweries to encourage micro-breweries.
Keep the current excise duty scheme that exempts from duty cider and perry made by small domestic producers.
Amend the smoking ban to give pubs and clubs the choice to open smoking rooms provided they are properly ventilated and physically separated from nonsmoking areas. Workers must not be required to enter smoking areas except for cleaning and other essential purposes when they are not in use.
Oppose minimum pricing of alcohol and reverse plain paper packaging legislation for tobacco products.
Increase border Agency Staff by 2,500 to be allocated in new division outside of current management structure.
Establish an ethical Visa system for work, and study based on the principle of equal application to all people.
Abolish rule discriminating EU citizens from non-EU citizens.
Upon qualifying on the Points based system Highly Skilled Workers will be issued with a visa valid for up to 5 years.
Those who quality for a HSWV will be able to apply for permanent leave to remain after five years.
HSWV workers will be expected to have health insurance to cover their five years and not be entitled to claim any UK benefit.
There will be a moratorium on unskilled workers visas for 5 years.
No amnesty on illegal immigration.
Establish one passport queue for British Citizens and a second passport queue for the Rest of the World.
Will maintain principles of UN convention on Refugees for Asylum and have immediate review of the asylum process which aims to speed up rights to Leave to Remain and discover logjam on those decline asylum statuses.
Increase the police enforcement team by 500 extra front line staff.
Improve technology at police stations to ensure better identification of illegal immigrants between enforcement and arrest.
Review current holding and accommodation for illegal immigrants.
Remove the passports of those who choose to fight alongside terrorist organizations.
Have five tiers for visas
• Highly Skilled work visa
• Temporary Unskilled Workers visa
• Visitors Passes
• Student visa
• Family Reunion visa
Immigrants under the new Australian-style points system will have to make tax and national insurance contributions for five consecutive years before claiming UK benefits.
Require all project expenditure to have clear, definable outcomes and future spending priorities will focus on emergency relief, healthcare, inoculation against preventable diseases and clean water and sanitation programmes.
Remove barriers to trade as UKIP argues it is a far more effective way to tackle poverty than giving aid hand-outs.
Close DFID and merge its essential functions into the Foreign Office, retaining a single Minister for Overseas Development.
Remove the UK from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.
Repeal Labour’s Human Rights legislation.
Reduce the number of Police and Crime Commissioners.
Seek to match the make-up of the police force to the UK’s population profile.
Introduce an accredited system for police recruitment in line with UKIP policy on apprenticeships and vocational training.
Undertake a review of commensurate sentencing policy to address the changing nature of crime today.
Prosecute all cases of adult sexual behaviour with under-age minors. The age of consent will not be reviewed or changed.
Adopt a zero tolerance approach to cultural practices that are either illegal or which conflict with British values and customs, including forced marriages, female genital mutilation and ‘so-called’ honour killings. We will enforce the law and prosecute where necessary.
Seek to introduce new personal weapons legislation to reflect progress made on knife crime and combat the many different kinds of items now used to injure, disfigure or kill.
Refuse to decriminalise illegal drugs, however we will focus on ensuring drug suppliers, not their victims, face the full force of the law update licensing laws in response to calls from local authorities to limit the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals.
Legislate for an initial presumption of 50-50 shared parenting in child residency matters.
Remove the UK from the European Court of Human Rights, with the UK’s Supreme Court acting as the final authority on matters of Human Rights.
Repeal Labour’s Human Rights legislation.
Introduce a consolidated UK Bill of Rights.
Introduce a flexible state pension window, which will widen over time, so even when the state pension age increases to 69, pensioners will still be able to take a slightly lower weekly state pension from the age of 65.
Fund a higher standard of independent advice available to all pensioners. UKIP will double the budget for guidance in 2015/16 from £30 million to £60 million, and treble the 2016/17 budget from £10 million to £30 million.
In consultation with bodies such as the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Personal Finance Society, develop a pensions advice and seminar programme to help protect pensioners’ best interests and savings.
Make it a criminal offence to cold call someone in respect of their pension arrangements.
Give all war widows and widowers a war pension, regardless of when they may have remarried.
Restrict the entitlement to vote in British general elections to British citizens and, potentially, countries which have reciprocal voting rights for British citizens, such as Ireland.
Scrap the failing Electoral Commission and Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) and merge their functions into a new Political Standards Authority under new independent leadership and a cross-party board of governance with voting lay members.
Remove postal voting on demand. We will scrap the existing postal vote register completely and start again from scratch. Those wishing to have a postal vote must have a valid reason for applying.
Every two years we will allow a national referendum on the issues of greatest importance to the British public, gathered via an approved petition, provided the petition has more than two million signatures. The outcome of these referendums will be included in the Queen’s Speech, therefore allowing the public to directly influence legislation.
Put matters gathering over 100,000 signatures on the Commons’ Order Paper, to make sure they are genuinely debated and voted upon, not simply brushed over, as currently happens.
Give voters real power to sack their MP and scrap the bogus Recall measures introduced by the Tory-led Coalition. Under our proposals, if twenty per cent of an MP’s constituents demand it, within a period of eight weeks, a Recall ballot will be triggered. We will extend this Right of Recall to all elected politicians, e.g. councillors.
Introduce an Open Primaries Bill to enable any political parties that wished to do so to widen their selection process to include every local voter. Open Primary ballots would help ensure candidates in winnable seats need not be Westminster insiders.
Require Commons Select Committees to vote to approve the appointment of any new minister, senior civil servant or senior diplomat before they get the job. They will also have the power to veto such appointments. The same rules will apply to senior appointments to quangos and inspection bodies, such as Ofsted.
If the business has more than one property, the 20 per cent rate relief will still apply, provided the total rateable value of all properties is less than £50,000.
Other existing business rate reliefs will not be affected and will apply where the relief provided under those schemes is greater than 20 per cent.
Introduce a scheme whereby small businesses will provide evidence of repeated late payments, beyond agreed terms, together with evidence that timely requests for payments have been made, to HMRC. Based on the evidence – particularly if there are multiple complaints about the same company -HMRC can then carry out an inspection of that company’s records. The identity of the complainant company will remain confidential. If the large company is found to be systematically exceeding its contractual terms of payment with small businesses, a sanction of significant fines, proportionate to the extent of the abuse of terms, will be levied. Fines would escalate for repeat offenders and be noted in the offending company’s statutory accounts.
UKIP will also end a growing practice whereby large companies extend their payment terms to small companies, by arranging for their supplier to take out a bank loan to facilitate their demands.
Pilot a scheme to improve access to trade credit insurance to small businesses.
Push every local authority in the country to offer at least 30 minutes free parking in town centres, high streets and shopping parades, to encourage shoppers into our town centres and boost local business.
Repeal EU Regulations and Directives that stifle business growth and allow traders to sell in whatever quantities or measures they like.
Make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses with 250 employees or less to tender for public sector contracts, by removing the necessity to demonstrate compliance in areas irrelevant to the job being tendered for. This will benefit smaller companies and cut costs to the taxpayer.
Insist that those attending faith-based tribunals must be informed that they cannot be forced to attend and that the rulings from such hearings may not be legally binding under British law.
Review funding for public bodies which promote divisiveness through multiculturalism.
Introduce a mandatory reporting requirement for suspected cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for front-line professionals such as teachers, social services, GPs, nurses and police. This will be supported by the inclusion of FGM awareness into safeguarding training for teachers, school staff and governors.
Protect services such as day care, home care and Meals on Wheels.
Abolish the practice of arranging home care visits in fifteen-minute windows.
Abolish inheritance tax.
Raise the threshold for paying 40 per cent income tax to £55,000 and introduce a new intermediate tax rate of 30 per cent on incomes ranging between £43,500 and £55,000.
Increase the transferable tax allowance for married couples and civil partners to £1,500.
Remove VAT completely from repairs to listed buildings and sanitary products.
End the practice of businesses paying tax in whichever EU or associated country they choose.
Set up a Treasury Commission to monitor the effectiveness of the new Diverted Profits Tax and bring in any further measures necessary to prevent large multinational corporations using aggressive tax avoidance schemes.
Streamline the fostering and adoption process.
Undertake a full child care service review.
Local authorities will be required to keep a register of child care providers willing to offer emergency childcare cover at short notice, during atypical hours, overnight, or at weekends.
End welfare tourism with a five-year ban on benefits for migrants.
Stop child benefit being paid to children who don’t live in the UK.
Limit child benefit to two children for new claimants.
Scrap the ‘bedroom tax’.
Continue to pay Housing Benefit to young people under the age of 25.
Give tenants the right to request Housing Benefit is paid direct to their landlords, whatever benefit scheme they are on.
End ATOS-style Work Capability Assessments and return assessments to GPs or appropriate specialist consultants.
Require GPs/specialists to notify the Department for Work and Pensions when they believe a patient is well enough to return to work, by issuing a ‘fit note’.
Remove ‘tick-box’ and quota arrangements from sickness and disability assessments, thereby streamlining and speeding up the assessment processes and continually.
Increase Carers’ Allowance from £62.10 per week to match the higher level of Job Seekers Allowance, currently £73.10 per week, an extra £572 per year.
Improve carers’ access to support by sharing information on benefit and social care entitlements and support groups across all public services.
Develop food banks into community advice centres Train and fund 800 advisers to work in 800 food banks.
Exempt food banks and charity shops from charges imposed by local authorities to dispose of unwanted food waste and other goods.
Introduce a simpler child benefits payments system and initiate a full review of childcare provision.
Continue to fund the current childcare offer of fifteen hours a week of free childcare at a nursery, preschool, or for a childminder, for all three to four year olds, and honour the current Government’s commitment to providing a new tax-free childcare scheme, worth up to £2,000 for children under twelve.
Remove this requirement to place children with an Ofsted-registered childminder if their parents want to claim their free childcare entitlement.
Introduce a voucher scheme to support informal child carers, and criteria to ensure suitability of carers.
Amend planning legislation to ensure planning applications for family housing developments of forty homes or more, without dedicated garden space for each unit, will be required to include a communal play area in each scheme.
Allow office space to be converted to nursery facilities under permitted development rights.
End the availability of EU relocation grants of up to €1,000 for migrants to come and work in Britain.
Allow British businesses to choose to employ British citizens first.
Enforce the minimum wage and reverse the Government cuts in the number of minimum wage inspectors in both England and Wales.
Businesses hiring 50 people or more must give workers on zero-hours contracts either a full or part-time secure contract after one year, if the workers involved request it.
There must be no exclusivity clauses in any zero-hours contract. To prevent people from working elsewhere when they have no guarantee of regular work, will be banned.
Workers on zero-hours contracts must be given at least twelve hours advance notice of work. Once notice has been given, they must be paid for the work, regardless of whether or not they are actually needed. Employers will not be permitted to expect a worker to turn up for work, only to be turned away again, when no work is available.
Seek a peaceful, two-state solution in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Foster closer ties with the Anglosphere.
Regain full autonomy at the World Customs Organisation, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and several of the UN’s constituent bodies.