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2p cut in National Insurance Contributions (NICs), along with ambition to eventually abolish the “second tax on jobs”. NICs to be abolished for the self-employed. 

Triple tax lock ensuring no rise in headline rates of income tax, National Insurance or VAT.

Family Home Tax Guarantee, pledging no increase in stamp duty or capital gains tax on the family home and no new council tax bands or revaluations.

Threshold for first-time buyers paying stamp duty raised to £425,000.


Introduce a new legal cap on immigration, with MPs voting each year on the total number of visas which should be issued. 

Press ahead with the plan to send Channel migrants to Rwanda next month with regular flights every month. 

A vow to halve immigration over an undisclosed timeframe and then keep cutting it year-on-year.

No firm commitment to pull out of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.

Pledge to work with other countries to rewrite asylum treaties to make them “fit for the challenges we face”. 


Pledge to recruit thousands more doctors and nurses.

Raise legal smoking age every year to prevent anyone aged under 16 ever being able to legally take up the habit.

Increasing the role of pharmacists to free up millions of GP appointments.

Building 50 new diagnostic centres and 100 new GP surgeries.

A £86,000 cap on social care costs.


Guarantee that defence spending will rise to 2.5 per cent of GDP by 2030.

Return the civil service to its pre-pandemic size to ‘pay for our commitment to increase defence spending’. 

Introduce National Service for all 18-year-olds that will see them either do a year in the military or weekend unpaid work.


Triple Lock Plus to raise personal allowance for pensioners to ensure the basic state pension is never hit by income tax.


Recruit an extra 8,000 police officers to beef up neighbourhood policing.

Increase the minimum tariff for murders in the home from 15 years to 25.

Step up stop and search powers to tackle knife crime.



A fund of £8.3 billion to fill potholes and resurface roads.



Abolish stamp duty permanently for homes up to £425,000 for first-time buyers.

Introduce a “new and improved” Help to Buy scheme.


Ban the teaching of “contested” gender ideology in schools. Double the income threshold at which families start to lose child benefit from £60,000 to £120,000.

Scrap “Mickey Mouse” degrees to release funding for extra 100,000 apprenticeships.

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