The Labour Party published its General Election Manifesto, 'Change' on Thursday 13th 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

  • Make universities financially stable
  • Improve access to universities and raise teaching standards
  • Give universities longer term research and development funding

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Colleges, Apprenticeships and Skills

  • Work with businesses, training providers and unions to develop the workforce via ‘Skills England’
  • Reform the Apprenticeship Levy to help employers fund different qualifications
  • Improve careers advice in colleges

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International Students and Migration

  • Reduce net migration
  • Place ‘appropriate restrictions’ on visas and link immigration to skills needs
  • Scrap the Rwanda scheme and target people-smuggling gangs behind small boat crossings

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The Cost of Living, Pay and Benefits

  • Consider the cost of living when setting the minimum wage and make sure all adults are entitled to the same minimum wage
  • No increase to National Insurance, income tax or VAT
  • Bring down energy bills through publicly owned green energy company
  • Review Universal Credit so it makes work pay and tackles poverty

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The NHS, Health and Wellbeing

  • 40,000 more NHS appointments a week
  • Hubs with drop-in mental health support for young people
  • Trial ‘Neighbourhood Health Centres’ to bring together services and relieve pressures on hospitals

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Housing and Renting

  • Stop landlords being able to evict you through no fault of your own
  • Empower tenants to challenge unreasonable rent increases
  • Freedom to buy scheme to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder
  • Reform the planning system to build 1.5m new houses

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Climate and Energy

  • Double onshore wind, triple solar power, and quadruple offshore wind by 2030
  • Create publicly owned green energy company, Great British Energy
  • Extend lifetime of existing nuclear power stations and build new ones
  • Ban fracking for good and stop granting new coal licences

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Rights, Equality and Liberation

  • 80 new rape courts to tackle violence against women and girls
  • Full right to equal pay for disabled people and Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people
  • Reform gender recognition law, retaining the need for a gender dysphoria diagnosis
  • Ban any practices which try to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity

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Society, Democracy and Young People

  • Votes for 16- and 17-year-olds in all elections and keep voter ID
  • Guarantee of training, apprenticeship or help to find work for all 18- to 21-year-olds
  • Two weeks’ work experience for all young people
  • Youth support hubs in every community as part of knife crime action plan

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Workers' Rights and Employment

  • Ban exploitative zero-hours contracts
  • End fire and rehire practices
  • Create a ‘Single Enforcement Body’ to ensure employment rights are upheld

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