The Conservative Party published its General Election Manifesto, 'Clear Plan. Bold Action. Secure Future.' on Tuesday 11th June.

Click here to read the Manifesto.

This is what it says about the issues that students, apprentices and young people care about.

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What the Manifesto says on...


Universities and Student Funding

  • Close ‘poor-quality’ university courses
  • Make sure students get the contact hours they are promised and their exams get marked
  • Spend £2bn more a year on research and development

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Colleges, Apprenticeships and Skills

  • Fund 100,000 new apprenticeships by cutting ‘low quality’ university degrees
  • Loans worth up to four years of education and training for all adults
  • Expand ‘Skills Bootcamps’ flexible training courses for adults aged 19 and over

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International Students and Migration

  • Make international students pay more for visas and to use the NHS
  • Reduce migration by introducing a legal cap
  • Remove illegal migrants to Rwanda until small boat crossings are stopped

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The Cost of Living, Pay and Benefits

  • Keep the minimum wage how it is currently set
  • Cut National Insurance by 2%, with no increase to income tax or VAT
  • Maintain the price cap on energy bills and extend £2 bus fares for five years
  • Reduce spending on disability and health-related benefits by £12bn

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The NHS, Health and Wellbeing

  • Increase NHS spending above inflation every year
  • 92,000 more nurses and 28,000 more doctors
  • Increase the expansion of NHS talking therapies for anxiety and depression by 50%
  • Increase employment support for people with severe mental illness by 140,000 places

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Housing and Renting

  • Stop landlords being able to evict you through no fault of your own
  • Abolish stamp duty (tax you pay when you buy property or land) for homes up to £425,000 for first-time buyers
  • Introduce a new ‘Help to Buy’ loan scheme
  • Strengthen landlords’ right to evict on the grounds of antisocial behaviour

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Climate and Energy

  • Net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and treble offshore wind capacity
  • Continue extracting North Sea oil and gas, allowing companies to apply each year
  • £1.1bn to ensure the transition to clean energy is made in the UK
  • Scale up nuclear power

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Rights, Equality and Liberation

  • Clarify that sex means ‘biological sex’ in the Equality Act
  • Prevent the private prescription of medicines that stop puberty from happening
  • Expand the number of women’s health hubs
  • Introduce controls on ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ initiatives and spending

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Society, Democracy and Young People

  • Mandatory National Service for all school leavers at 18, with a choice between military and civic service
  • Early support hubs for 11- to 25-year-olds in every community by 2030
  • Keep voter ID and ensure veterans ID cards are valid voter ID

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Workers' Rights and Employment

  • Make sure trade union workers in certain services continue to have to provide a minimum level of service during strike action

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