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Election 2024 round up

shawn mach
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Thanks to Elliot for starting the Labour positions on social security thread ...

Thought we could also do with somewhere to lodge ‘interesting’ stuff from the range of parties ... so here we go ...

Please do add to as you come across things ....

Cheers - Shawn

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Some bits and pieces to kick start the thread:

Labour’s Back to Work Plan

As part of Labour’s first step to deliver economic stability, Keir Starmer will introduce a major programme of reform to support more people into work to bring the benefits bill down.

Labour’s Back to Work Plan: labour.org.uk

High-income child benefit

The Conservatives have pledged to double to £120,000 the pay threshold at which child benefit payments start to be taxed .. under the proposed changes … the threshold would apply to entire households rather than individuals, and people would receive at least some child benefit up to an income of £160,000.

The party is likely to face criticism for the fact the change would benefit higher-income people – the doubling would provide a benefit to people in the top 20% of UK earners, with the new ceiling representing the top 2%

Tories pledge to double tax threshold for child benefits to £120,000: guardian.com

Council tax reform

The Conservatives have ruled out revaluing and reforming council tax in England as part of what they term their ‘Family Home Tax Guarantee’ … [this] would mean perpetuating the increasingly absurd situation whereby the council tax that households pay is based on the value of their property relative to others in England on April 1st 1991 – a third of a century ago, when Mikhail Gorbachev was President of the Soviet Union and Chesney Hawkes topped the charts with The One and Only.

Council tax needs urgent reform – not being frozen in time in 1991: Institute for Fiscal Studies

 

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Lib Dem manifesto out today ... here’s our summaries of the social welfare law bits:

Welfare RightsHousingEmploymentCommunity Care |

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Conservative manifesto out yesterday ... here are our summaries of the social welfare law bits:

Welfare RightsHousingEmploymentCommunity Care |

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Green Party manifesto out yesterday - Real hope, real change - and press release Greens pledge ‘Investment to mend broken Britain’

Plaid Cymru manifesto out today - For fairness, for ambition, for Wales - and their launch press release Plaid Cymru pledge to fight for ‘economic fairness for Wales’ ahead of general election manifesto launch

[ Edited: 13 Jun 2024 at 11:19 am by Stuart ]
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Labour manifesto out today ... here are our summaries of the social welfare law bits:

Welfare RightsHousingEmploymentCommunity Care |