SNP to publish ‘anti-austerity’ election manifesto

SNP to publish ‘anti-austerity’ election manifesto

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon will set out the SNP’s manifesto at an event in Edinburgh The SNP is to set out a manifesto for June’s general election aimed at ending austerity and investing in public services. Nicola Sturgeon will launch her party’s platform for the vote in Edinburgh. The party will […]

Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

Media captionWatch: Andrew Neil grills Theresa May over Tory plans for social care in England Theresa May has defended her changes to the Tory social care policy, as critics called it a “manifesto meltdown”. The PM told the BBC “nothing has changed” and said rival parties had been “trying to scare” elderly people. It came […]

Labour tuition fees promise: Students this year ‘would not pay’

Labour tuition fees promise: Students this year ‘would not pay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Labour Party wants to scrap England’s university tuition fees Labour says it will bring forward its pledge to scrap tuition fees to include students starting university in England this autumn if it wins the election. The party also says students part-way through their courses would not have to […]

General election 2017: Green Party launch plan for ‘caring Britain’

General election 2017: Green Party launch plan for ‘caring Britain’

Image copyright PA The Green Party has called for bold action on the environment, education, welfare and Brexit as it launched its general election manifesto. Co-leader Caroline Lucas said its “very distinct” plans for a universal basic income and a shorter working week aimed for a “confident and caring” nation. It is promising a second […]

The Greens’ manifesto at-a-glance: Summary of key points

The Greens’ manifesto at-a-glance: Summary of key points

Image copyright EPA The Green Party has launched its manifesto, the Green Guarantee For a Confident and Caring Britain. The full document is available online. Here are the main things you need to know. Key message A programme providing “big, bold ideas to create a confident and caring Britain that we can all be proud […]

General election 2017: May defends revised social care plans

General election 2017: May defends revised social care plans

Media captionTheresa May: “Nothing has changed from the principle on social care policy I set out in the manifesto” Theresa May has defended making changes to the Tories’ social care pledge as critics called it a “manifesto meltdown”. The PM told the BBC “nothing has changed” and claimed rival parties had been “trying to scare” […]

General election: Theresa May changes social care plans

General election: Theresa May changes social care plans

Media captionTheresa May: This is the right way forward Theresa May has said proposed changes to social care funding in England will now include an “absolute limit” on the money people will have to pay. The Conservatives ruled out a cap on total costs in last week’s manifesto, instead saying no-one would see their assets […]

General election 2017: New warning over social care plans

General election 2017: New warning over social care plans

Image copyright Science Photo Library Conservative plans to change social care funding in England may be derailed by councils, an ex-minister has warned. The party wants to include the value of someone’s home when deciding how much they must pay towards care at home – but allow them to pay after they die. The Conservatives […]

General election 2017: Labour brings forward tuition fees pledge

General election 2017: Labour brings forward tuition fees pledge

Image copyright PA Labour says it would bring forward its pledge to scrap tuition fees to include students starting university in England this autumn if it wins the election. The party also says students part-way through their courses would not have to pay for the remaining years. It said the cost was factored into the […]

General election 2017: Greens ‘would hold Tories to account’

General election 2017: Greens ‘would hold Tories to account’

Image copyright PA Green MPs will hold Theresa May’s government to account should the Tories win the election, co-leader Caroline Lucas is to pledge later as she sets out her party’s key priorities. The Greens say they have plans for a “confident and caring country”. They say they want to “reverse the privatisation of the […]