Labour Manifesto 2017 key points: from tuition fees to Brexit

The party’s plans and pledges in full

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Tax

:: No income tax rises for those earning below £80,000 a year – but “top 5 per cent of earners will be asked to contribute more in tax” to fund public services

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:: No rise in personal National Insurance Contributions or the rate of VAT

:: Lower small profits rate of corporation tax will be reintroduced to protect small businesses

Deficit

:: Target of “eliminating the Government's deficit on day-to-day spending within five years”

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:: Ensure national debt is lower at the end of the next Parliament than at present

Infrastructure

:: National Transformation Fund will be created to invest £250bn over 10 years to upgrade economy

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:: Complete HS2 high-speed rail line, and link the project with other rail investments such as Crossrail of the North and the Durham Freight Centre

:: Build a new Brighton Main Line for South-east

:: Rail electrification and expansion across the country

Brexit

:: Scrap Conservatives' Brexit White Paper and replace with “fresh negotiating priorities” with strong emphasis on retaining benefits of single market and customs union

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:: Labour government would “immediately guarantee” existing rights for all EU nationals in Britain

:: It would “reject 'no deal' as a viable option”

Immigration

:: Labour will not “scapegoat migrants” and will not set a cap on immigration, describing targets as “bogus”

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:: International students will not be included in immigration numbers, but the party will crack down on “fake colleges”

Education

:: Labour will create a National Education Service for England to incorporate all forms of education

:: Overhaul existing childcare system and extend the 30 hours of free childcare to all two-year-olds

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:: Labour promises to reduce class sizes to “less than 30” for five-, six- and seven-year-old children

:: Devolve responsibility for skills to city regions or devolved administrations

:: Scrap university tuition fees and reintroduce maintenance grants for students

Work

:: Zero hours contracts will be banned to guarantee workers a “number of hours each week”

:: Maximum pay ratios of 20:1 to be rolled out in public sector

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:: Four new public holidays to mark national patron saints' days

:: Raise minimum wage to “at least £10 per hour by 2020”

:: Ban unpaid internships

:: The party will “clamp down on bogus self-employment” and extend rights of employees to all workers - including shared parental pay

Social

:: Labour will guarantee state pension triple lock, as well as the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes

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:: “Rejects” proposal to increase state pension age further

:: Cuts to bereavement support payment will be scrapped, as will the bedroom tax and the “punitive sanctions regime”, while housing benefit for under-21s will be reintroduced

Housing

:: Build at least 100,000 council and housing association homes a year by end of the next parliament, for “genuinely affordable rent or sale”

:: Guarantee Help to Buy funding until 2027 and give locals buying their first home “first dibs on new homes built in their area”

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:: Legislate to ban letting agency fees for tenants, and look at giving the Mayor of London power to give London renters “additional security”

:: Make 4,000 additional homes available for rough sleepers to end homelessness

Health

:: One million people will be taken off NHS waiting lists by “guaranteeing access to treatment within 18 weeks”

:: Free parking in NHS England will be funded by increasing tax on private medical insurance premiums

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:: Scrap NHS pay cap

:: NHS will receive more than £30bn in extra funding over the next parliament

:: Mental health budgets will be ring-fenced, and Labour will ensure all children in secondary schools have access to a counselling service

Crime

:: Recruit 10,000 more police officers, and will work to “eliminate institutional biases against BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) communities”

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:: Reintroduce “effective judicial oversight” on how and when investigatory powers are used, when “the circumstances demand that our collective security outweighs an individual freedom”

Utilities

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:: Labour will bring energy supply networks, the water system and Royal Mail, as well as private rail companies, back into public ownership

Defence

:: Commit to spending at least 2 per cent of GDP on defence

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:: Support renewal of Trident nuclear deterrent, but Labour will “lead multilateral efforts with international partners and the UN to create a nuclear-free world”

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