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4 Dec 2019

Election 2019: compare money policies from the major political parties

Which? summarises the Conservatives', Labour's, Liberal Democrats' and SNP's plans on financial areas ranging from tax to housing

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.

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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

Social care

Household bills


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:

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.

Editor's note: this article was updated to add in Labour's pledges on the Winter Fuel Payment and broadband