A journalist looks at a copy of the Cons

UK Prime minister Theresa May unveiled the Conservative manifesto on Thursday morning, ahead of the general election next month. The Tories have a commanding lead over Labour in the opinion polls with three weeks to go.

Key points

  • Promise to freeze income tax, national insurance and VAT rates scrapped
  • Pensions triple lock to go
  • Planned cap on limit people have to spend on social care to go
  • Brexit: Britain will leave the EU single market and customs union
  • Restatement to bring net immigration down to tens of thousands
  • Budget deficit to be eliminated by “middle” of 2020s
  • Share buybacks to be reviewed to ensure they don’t inflate executive pay
  • New rules on takeovers with greater scrutiny of foreign investments in telecoms, defence and energy

 

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