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Cut the massive burden of EU red tape

Prevent big businesses deliberately delaying payments to smaller companies

Cut Business Rates by 20% for companies having premises with a total Rateable Value of less than £50,000

Support a credit insurance scheme to improve the financial security of small businesses

Make it easier for small and medium-size businesses to tender for public service contracts

Push for 30 minutes free parking in every high street and shopping parade.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Prevent foreign criminals coming into the UK and deport those who commit crimes here

Scrap our opt-in to the European Arrest Warrant and uphold the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’

Reduce the number of territorial constabularies and Police and Crime Commissioners to cut costs and tackle serious crime

Prosecute all cases of adult sexual behaviour with minors

Take a zero-tolerance approach to unacceptable ‘cultural’ practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM)

Amend the licensing laws to lower the maximum stake on all Fixed Odds Betting Terminals from £100 to £2

Refuse to give criminals the vote

Insist those who wish to appeal against deportation do so from their home country

Decriminalise non-payment of the BBC licence fee and review its cost with a view to its reduction.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Exempt all service personnel on duty overseas from income tax

Increase defence spending to 2% of GDP as required by our membership of NATO

Restore the armed forces to 2010 manpower levels and capability

Open a dedicated, fully-equipped military hospital to provide specialist services to armed forces personnel

Appoint a new Director of National Intelligence

Keep our Trident nuclear deterrent

Oppose the creation of the EU Army.

Appoint a new, dedicated Minister for Veterans, attached to the Cabinet Office

Issue a National Defence Medal to all veterans

Build 500 affordable rent houses every year for veterans

Build eight halfway house hostels for homeless veterans

Guarantee jobs in the police, prison and border services to ex-servicemen and women who have served for 12 years

Support ex-forces personnel who want to set up their own businesses

Issue a Veterans service card to ensure fast-track access to mental health services.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Raise the personal tax allowance to at least £13,000, taking those on minimum wage out of tax altogether

Raise the threshold for paying 40% tax to £55,000 and introduce a new 30% intermediate rate on earnings between £45,300 and £55,000

Abolish inheritance tax

Increase the transferable tax allowance for married couples to £1,500

Ensure big corporations pay their fair share of tax

Remove VAT from listed building repairs and sanitary products.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Ease teachers’ workloads by cutting down on assessments, data collection and appraisals

Scrap teachers’ performance-related pay

Abolish Key Stage 1 SAT tests at primary level

End sex education for primary school children

Bring back grammar schools and support a range of secondary schools including vocational, technical and specialist schools

Waive tuition fees for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) subjects at university

Make First Aid training part of the national curriculum.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Scrap the 2008 Climate Change Act and the EU’s Large Combustion Plant Directive

Support ‘fracking’ for shale gas

End subsidies for wind turbines and solar photovoltaic arrays

Support renewable energy where it can deliver electricity at competitive prices

Seek to rejuvenate the coal industry

Abolish ‘green levies’ to cut the cost of fuel bills

Force energy companies to end higher charges for pre-payment meters

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

An immediate referendum on whether the UK should be in or out of the European Union.

We would review all legislation and regulations from the EU (3,600 new laws since 2010) and remove those which hamper British prosperity and competitiveness.

We will extend to EU citizens the existing points-based system for time-limited work permits. Those coming to work in the UK must have a job to go to, must speak English, must have accommodation agreed prior to their arrival, and must have NHS-approved health insurance.

We would negotiate a bespoke trade agreement with the EU to enable our businesses to continue trading to mutual advantage.

UKIP will withdraw from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.

UKIP would not seek to remain in the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) or European Economic Area (EEA) while those treaties maintain a principle of free movement of labour, which prevents the UK managing its own borders.

UKIP will reverse the governments opt-in to EU law and justice measures, including the European Arrest Warrant and European Investigation Order. We will replace the EAW with appropriate bi-lateral agreements.

UKIP will leave the EU and save at least £8bn pa in net contributions.

Students from the EU will pay the same student fee rates as International students.

Work permits will be permitted to fill skills gaps in the UK jobs market.

By leaving the EU, the UK will leave the Common Agricultural Policy. Outside the EU UKIP will institute a British Single Farm Payment for farms.

UKIP will leave the Common Fisheries Policy and reinstate British territorial waters. Foreign trawlers would have to apply for and purchase fishing permits to fish British waters when fish stocks have returned to sustainable levels.

We will repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a new British Bill of Rights. The interests of law-abiding citizens & victims will always take precedence over those of criminals.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Honour existing childcare voucher and tax-free childcare schemes

Extend these existing schemes to informal, non-Ofsted registered childminders

Offer wrap-around childcare before and after school for every school-age child

Amend planning legislation to ensure more nurseries are built to expand childcare places

Give parents easy access to emergency childcare through their local authority

Legislate for an initial presumption of 50-50 shared parenting in child residency matters, and give grandparents visiting rights

Initiate a thorough review of childcare and child safeguarding systems.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Continue to give UKIP Councillors the freedom to vote as they choose

Keep Council Tax as low as possible

Give local people the final say on major planning decisions in their area

Adopt a zero-tolerance approach to noisy or anti-social neighbours

Make the setting up of a traveller pitch without permission illegal

Reinstate weekly bin collections where they have been lost, if residents want them reinstated

Oppose the cabinet system of local governance and push for cross-party, collaborative committee systems

Provide best value for money for council tax payers by cutting council costs.

Give a national referendum on the issue of greatest importance to the British public every two years on the most popular petition with over two million signatures

Genuinely debate petitions gathering over 100,000 signatures in the House of Commons

Give voters real power to sack their MP, Councillor or other elected politician

Insist on English votes for English laws: only MPs for English constituencies will vote on laws affecting only England.

Introduce an Open Primaries Bill to ensure Parliamentary candidates need not be Westminster insiders

Give Commons’ Select Committees the power to approve or veto senior ministerial, civil service and quango appointments and public spending plans

Introduce a new proportional voting system that truly reflects the number of votes cast

End postal voting fraud by restricting postal votes to those with a valid reason to have one.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Fund 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs and 3,000 more midwives

Invest an extra £1.5 billion into mental health and dementia services over the next five years

Scrap hospital parking charges

End ‘health tourism’ by making sure those ineligible for free NHS care pay for treatment

Replace Monitor and the CQC with powerful new County Health Boards to drive up standards.

Integrate health and social care and bring both under the control of the NHS

Increase social care funding in total by £5.2 billion between 2015 and 2020

Promise to invest any tax profits from ‘fracking’ into setting up a Sovereign Wealth Fund to pay for elderly care

Protect services such as day care centres, home care and Meals on Wheels

Abolish the practice of arranging home-care visits in 15-minute windows

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Protect the green belt

Bring empty homes back into use

Build one million homes on brownfield sites by 2020

Prioritise social housing for those with local connections to an area

Give local people the final say on major planning developments in their area

Restrict the ‘Right-to-Buy’ and ‘Help-to-Buy’ schemes to British nationals

Oppose the so-called ‘Mansion Tax.’

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Leave the EU and take back control of our borders

End immigration for unskilled jobs for a five-year period to re-balance our work economy

Introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system to assess all potential migrants to Britain on a fair, ethical and equal basis

Tackle the problem of sham marriages

Introduce a new visa system for workers, visitors, students, families and asylum seekers

End access to benefits and free NHS treatment for new immigrants until they have paid tax and NI for five years

Require all visitors and new immigrants to the UK to have their own health insurance.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Scrap HS2: this is an expensive, politically-driven vanity project for which there is no good business case. It will blight our countryside and not solve the problem of capacity

Campaign to re-open Manston airport to address the lack of airport capacity in the South East

Ensure speed cameras are used to improve road safety, not just to raise money

End road tolls wherever possible

Oppose ‘pay-as-you-go’ road charging schemes

Support British HGV drivers by charging foreign lorries extra to use our roads

Roll back the VED exemption for classic vehicles to 25 years.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Support a lower cap on benefits

Crack down on benefit fraud

End welfare tourism with a five-year embargo on benefits for migrants

Stop child benefit being paid to children who don’t live here permanently and limit child benefit to two children for new claimants

Scrap the ‘bedroom tax’

End unfair ATOS-style work capability assessments and return the system and funding to GPs

Increase Carers’ Allowance to match Job Seekers’ Allowance - £572 more a year

We will also put 800 advisors into foodbanks to help those using them with additional problems such as debt, addiction, family breakdown and mental or physical health problems, and to offer employment and legal advice.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Protect workers’ rights

Enforce the minimum wage

End the abuse of zero-hours contracts

Allow British businesses to choose to employ British workers first

Prevent access to EU schemes which encourage businesses to hire foreign workers

Scrap EU directives which restrict the British economy and go against our work ethos.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Take back our vacant seat at the World Trade Organisation

Seek to establish free trade agreements across the globe

Negotiate a bespoke UK-EU trade deal

Join the ranks of over 60 prosperous, independent countries that have profitable, mutually beneficial trade relationships with the European Union.

Consult Parliament before committing our armed forces and taxpayers’ money to combat situations

Protect the British sovereignty and territorial integrity of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands

Foster closer ties with the Anglosphere

Put our faith in trading with our neighbours as a sovereign nation as the best way to avoid conflict

Encourage peace efforts in the Middle East and support a peaceful two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Cut the overseas aid budget from 0.7% to 0.2% of GNI, on a par with the USA

Continue to spend at least £4 billion annually on current figures (more than Spain and Italy combined), prioritising clean water and sanitation, healthcare, innoculation and emergency aid programmes

Remove trade barriers to provide sustainable livelihoods for the world’s poorest people

Close the Department for International Development and merge its essential functions into the Foreign Office.

Source: Uk Independence Party party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

We promise to be tough to those who seek to exploit Britain's soft-touch approach to taxation, and this particularly includes those working within the financial services sector.

We support the idea of a balanced economy with industry as a key part of it an industry where the workers are properly treated and where they are guaranteed a job for life.

From the 2010 party manifesto:

Investment in the infrastructure of rural communities; healthcare, education, leisure facilities and environmental development

Regulation of the large supermarket chains to ensure that food production and food prices are in the interests of all, not the large farmers and businesses

Secure rights of tenure for small farmers and small businesses at affordable rents

Provision of finance at low interest rates for small businesses and small farmers

Grants for small farmers to switch to organic farming.

Incentives for small farmers to form co-operatives to reduce costs.

Re-establish the marketing boards.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

We believe the police need to do more to rid itself of the institutional racism that is inherent within the police so that the police and communities can begin working together on issues of collective security.

From the 2010 party manifesto:

The scrapping of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders.

Purge racists from the police and prison services.

Make the police accountable to the community.

Justice for all those who have been killed in custody.

A complete overhaul of the criminal justice system to end discrimination.

An end to police harassment and racist stop and search.

A serious attack on the causes of crime.

Build supportive communities and tackle social exclusion.

More resources for drug treatment and rehabilitation.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Respect stands against the idea that it is acceptable to savagely cut public services whilst simultaneously renewing a gigantic but ultimately useless nuclear weapons project.

In keeping with our foreign policy that seeks to strike a more balanced foreign policy; we should stop seeking to violate the terms of the non-proliferation treaty and encourage other countries to do the same.

In line with our foreign policy, Respect is for the closure of all extra-continental military bases.

Respect believes therefore that a British foreign policy that looked more towards our own place in the world rather than focusing solely on our relationship with the old unipolar power, the USA, would be a much more sensible option.

We support the idea that Britain should leave NATO. Furthermore, NATO should be disbanded and replaced with a European Union defence organisation which does not involve the United States and which reflects the interests of its own member states.

From the 2010 Party Manifesto:

A massive cut in military spending. Disband Britains weapons of mass destruction, scrap nuclear weapons, decommission Trident.

Transfer resources from military to useful production, nationalise the arms industry.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

We in Respect reject the iron-clad austerity policies of the three main political parties in Britain. We need a new economic system which isn't dependent on financial services and which is constantly in thrall to the banks. But more importantly, we reject the idea that the British people have to pay for the mess that was not caused by them.

We stand against the Tories as they deflect blame away from the people who caused the financial crisis and their attempts to make poor people pay for the crimes of rich people by their savage cuts to the welfare state and their crass and mendacious attempts to turn poor people against each other.

We stand against the role of the Liberal Democrats, who are keeping the Tories in government and who are therefore complicit in their dirty work.

We stand against the Labour Party, who no longer properly stand up for the rights of working people and who are complicit in developing Britain's over-reliance with the financial services sector in the first place.

Respect stands in defence of people who have nothing to sell but their labour; those who certainly shouldn't be paying our way out of the economic crisis.

From the 2010 party manifesto:

Abolish VAT, as an indirect tax, and replace it with increased direct taxation.

Raise the top rate of income tax .

Raise the tax threshold to ensure that no one on the minimum wage pays income tax.

A big increase in corporation tax, with an additional tax on the super-profits profits of the oil companies and the banks.

A turnover tax on multinationals doing businesses in Britain.

Raise the top rate of inheritance tax whilst putting higher duties on other transfers of wealth and financial transaction.

Increased stamp duty on stocks and shares.

A crack down on tax evasion by big companies and action against offshore tax havens.

Abolish the ceiling on National Insurance contributions.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Respect campaigns for an end to tuition fees. We stand up for the rights of students to campaign against cuts to their educational standards and for a free education from the cradle to the grave.

From the 2010 party manifesto:

A fully comprehensive school system providing a common core curriculum for all until 18. End selection. Scrap SATs and other unnecessary tests.

Education free at point of use, from pre-school to FE, to university and adult learning.

A radical reduction in class size.

A qualified teacher for every class.

Better pay for teachers and other education workers.

An end to specialist school status, schools can come together in order to share facilities and expertise where feasible.

Free after-school clubs and play centres for all that need them.

Full and part-time nursery and day-care places as a right, for all who want them.

An end to charitable status and tax breaks for private schools.

Abolish tuition fees and student loans. Free education and a living grant for all further and higher education students.

Free and life-long access for all to high quality vocational education and adult education.

Urgent action to address the underachievement of black children and others in schools.

Full involvement of teachers, parents and pupils in tackling inequality in education.

An end to the privatisation of local authority leisure services.

Stop the sale of playing fields.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Grants and incentives for rural communities to undertake environmental protection.

A review of coastal erosion with the costs for beach and other coastal improvements to be met from direct government funding.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Respect is in favour of a referendum on EU membership.

Respect is a pro-Europe party, but not of the EU in its present form. It is untenable to continue pretending to be a part of a union whilst pretending we would rather go it alone.

Respect will campaign to be a central part of Europe. However, we will campaign, along with our sister left-wing parties around Europe, for the EU to be a more inclusive and democratic union.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

From the 2010 Party Manifesto:

End the discrimination against women at work during pregnancy.

Extend parental leave entitlements to all employees regardless of size of workforce.

Full enforcement of equal pay legislation. Fine employers who flout this legislation.

Universal childcare in publicly-funded nurseries for the full working day, as well as after-school clubs for all children up to 11 years old.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Our parliament, with its 600+ members, is far too large and far too expensive to sustain.

Along with our support for proportional representation, we support a large reduction in the number of members of parliament.

We are calling for a parliament that is half its present size, where MPs are paid a wage in line with careers of equivalent responsibility. Their staff should be employed by the state and not by the MP themselves.

We support the idea that 16 year olds should get the vote.

From the 2010 Party Manifesto:

The repeal of the anti-union laws, as well as the automatic right to union recognition. The right to hold trade union meetings during working hours. Employment tribunals to have the powers to enforce reinstatement and protect trade union representatives.

The minimum wage to be raised to £7.40 per hour, which is the European Union decency threshold.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

From the 2010 Party Manifesto:

A fully-funded, publicly-owned NHS, delivering care free at the point of use.

Opposition to PFI schemes; all privatised services to be brought back into the NHS.

No further closure of local hospitals or specialist units.

Bring all agencies administering care services into publicownership under NHS or local government control.

The abolition of charges for prescriptions, foot care, dentistry, eye and hearing services.

The expansion of psychiatric health services.

An expansion of training opportunities for doctors, nursing andrelated services.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

From the 2010 party manifesto:

No privatisation of council housing.

End the right to buy scheme.

Publicly-owned land should be used to build council housing, not sold off to property speculators to build houses local people cant afford.

Provide the financial means for local authorities to invest directly in council housing.

Give council tenants, who have been forced to privatise to gain investment in their homes, the right to return to local authority ownership.

Give local authorities powers to enforce repairs and improvements on private sector landlords and ensure they are more effectively regulated.

Legislate to prevent landlords from setting excessive rents.

Abolish the Council Tax and replace it with a progressive local income tax.

Review the business rate system.

Reintroduce council house building to rural communities and stop council house sales.

Abolish council tax relief on second homes, and ensure that people can afford to live in their local area.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

Respect is in favour of a balanced and fair immigration policy.

We are in favour of an EU Referendum, in which we would campaign to remain a part of Europe.

Until then, we wholeheartedly welcome all EU migrants who seek to work hard in Britain, just as many British people work abroad.

Respect is in favour of a colour-blind points-based immigration system which is weighted in favour of those coming from Commonwealth countries to which we owe a historic debt.

From the 2010 Party Manifesto:

Migrant workers and asylum seekers to have the right to work, with the full protection of employment laws and regulations.

Defend the rights of refugees to political asylum; oppose any new legislation designed to further undermine it.

Oppose the EUs Fortress Europe policy.

Reinstate the right of asylum seekers to seek employment; an amnesty for all illegal workers.

End the policy of dispersal.

End the use of detention centres for asylum seekers.

End the White List of safe countries and end deportations.

Give asylum seekers and refugees the right to food and shelter, plus access to education, health and social services.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

From the 2010 party manifesto:

Bring the railways back into public ownership, under democratic control, and integrate the railways, bus services and urban light rail.

Invest in a cheap and integrated transport system to reduce the need to use cars, making the current road-building programme unnecessary.

New road building only with the agreement of the communities affected.

More frequent passenger journeys and better staffing of stations, trains and buses (guards and conductors) to encourage people back onto public transport.

A full programme of cycle routes in our towns and cities.

Hefty taxes on company cars and on company parking spaces.

Bring air traffic control back into public ownership.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

We call for ATOS to be scrapped and for a comprehensive welfare system to be provided for those who need it.

From the 2010 Party Manifesto:

An immediate rise in the basic state pension to £110 per week for all pensioners

Restoration of the link between the state pension and average earnings.

Annual increases in the state pension in line with wages or prices, whichever is the greater.

Reduction of the age for receipt of the state pension to sixty for men and women.

Free long term care for all pensioners.

A national free travel scheme for all pensioners.

End attacks on occupational pension scheme; final salary schemes for all employees.

Statutory occupational pension schemes covering all employees in both the public and private sector with compulsory contributions by employers plus full liability by employers in the event of bankruptcy.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

We support a policy of progressive taxation, not least because providing economic relief for those in most need of it will benefit our economy in the long run.

Our workers need the basic dignity of a living wage; not just the minimum but something which assures the basic living requirements of everyone in the country.

Policies from the 2010 Party Manifesto:

End the discrimination against women at work during pregnancy.

Extend parental leave entitlements to all employees regardless of size of workforce.

Full enforcement of equal pay legislation. Fine employers who flout this legislation.

Universal childcare in publicly-funded nurseries for the full working day, as well as after-school clubs for all children up to 11 years old.

From the 2010 Party Manifesto:

End work-place discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender or life style choices.

Tougher penalties for employers who discriminate.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

The Respect Party firmly believes that if the U.K is to truly promote peace, democracy and stability throughout the world, then it should do so through diplomatic and peaceful means.

The Respect Party was born out of the anti-war movement, which opposed the invasion and occupation of both Afghanistan and Iraq. It is clear for all to see, that both wars have proven to be a disaster for all parties involved.

The Respect Party has dedicated itself to the struggle of deterring our political elite from, ever again, deciding to invade and occupy other people's land.

We are proud to say that we are still closely associated with the Stop the War Coalition, with whom we continue to oppose foreign invasion and occupation of other people's countries.

We want Britain to move away from the foreign wars of the Coalition of the Killing and strike a policy which acts in our own national interest. We have always argued that if you make war against Muslims abroad, you will inevitably make war with them at home and this is precisely what we have done.

Oppose Islamaphobia and the demonisation of Muslim communities.

Repeal New Labour and Tory restrictions on assembly and association and all the anti-terrorism legislation.

From the 2010 party manifesto:

Cancel the third world debt, with no strings or conditions.

End the structural adjustment conditions, which impoverish third world peoples.

For a major increase in aid spending in the impoverished countries on health education and welfare.

Introduce a tax on currency speculation.

Take action to curb the power of the multinationals.

We want a Europe free from the policies of the WTO and the IMF, free from NATO, free from foreign military bases, free from weapons of mass destruction.

Source: Respect party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

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