UKIP Announce Manifesto Pledges Ahead of 2015 Election

The United Kingdom Independence Party have released their full manifesto ahead of the 2015 General Election, setting out their proposals to cut the cost of business rates for small businesses and to reform planning regulations.

In their manifesto, UKIP have pledged to help small business with a cut to business rates by extending the small business rate relief; and to cut rates by 20% for business with only one property and a rateable value of less than £50,000.

The party seeks to reform local planning regulations and boost footfall on high streets by giving local residents control over planning, letting them have the final say on major planning decisions, such as out-of-town large-scale supermarket developments, through the use of binding local referenda. UKIP would also encourage local authorities to offer at least 30 minutes of free parking in and around town centres.

Additionally, UKIP would reverse the plain packaging legislation for tobacco products; oppose minimum pricing for alcohol; keep the current excise duty scheme that exempts duty cider and perry made by small domestic producers; and introduce a legally binding Code of Conduct for zero hour contracts.

The full UKIP manifesto can be viewed here:


This entry was posted by Victoria on Wed, 15/04/2015 - 11:42