With the 2019 general election fast approaching, the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party (SNP) have all published their manifestos. But what would each party’s plans mean for your money?
In total, the four manifestos clock in at a chunky 340 pages – but don’t worry, we’ve done the heavy reading so we can bring you a concise summary of what they’d mean for your money.
Here, we outline what the UK’s biggest political parties say about the key areas affecting voters’ pockets, from tax and benefits to housing and social care funding.
- For a more in-depth look at each party’s money manifesto head to our Election 2019 hub.
Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP money pledges at a glance
Our handy tables summarise the main pledges that have been made by each of the UK’s four biggest parties by number of seats.
Jobs and pay
Banking and the high street
Pensions and investments
Schools and university
Where do the big parties stand on Brexit?
Brexit is the main battleground on which the 2019 general election is being fought, and it’s also the area of greatest disagreement.
- The Conservative Party wants to get its withdrawal agreement through parliament before Christmas and leave the European Union by the end of January.
- Labour wants to negotiate a new deal and then hold a public referendum on whether to go ahead with Brexit, while ruling out a no-deal exit entirely.
- The Liberal Democrats want to revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit completely.
- The Scottish National Party is against Brexit and wants to have a second referendum with ‘remain’ on the ballot paper.
Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem and SNP money plans in depth
We’ve looked at all the main political parties’ money pledges in greater depth in individual stories. You can read them here:
- Conservative money manifesto
- Labour money manifesto
- Liberal Democrats money manifesto
- Scottish National Party (SNP) money manifesto
- Green Party money manifesto
- Plaid Cymru money manifesto
- Brexit Party money manifesto
- Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) money manifesto
Which?’s consumer agenda
Which? has outlined its agenda for the next government, which sets out six commitments that we want all political parties to make to deliver positive, tangible improvements for individuals across the UK.
This includes providing banking services that work for everyone, better protection over unsafe products and fairer pensions.
- Find out more in our consumer agenda for the government.
Editor’s note: this article was updated to add in Labour’s pledges on the Winter Fuel Payment and broadband