Reform UK published its General Election Manifesto, 'Our Contract with You' on Monday 17th 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

  • Stop charging interest on student loans
  • Extend the amount of time graduates pay off student loans from 30 to 45 years
  • Write off tuition fee debt for NHS staff over 10 years of service

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Colleges, Apprenticeships and Skills

  • Reform training to help people into work, with a focus on 16- to 34-year-olds
  • Businesses that undertake apprenticeships will pay less tax
  • Free education for military personnel during and after service

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International Students and Migration

  • Stop family members coming to the UK with international students
  • Restrict which international students can stay in the UK after their studies
  • Freeze all non-essential immigration

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The Cost of Living, Pay and Benefits

  • Lift the income threshold at which someone starts paying income tax to £20,000 (currently £12,570)
  • Scrap VAT on energy bills and scrap taxes encouraging the use of renewable energy to cut energy costs
  • Withdraw benefits if job seekers do not find work within four months or accept a job after two offers

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The NHS, Health and Wellbeing

  • Frontline NHS staff to pay zero basic rate of income tax for three years
  • Use private healthcare capacity
  • Give 20% tax relief to private healthcare providers
  • Give NHS patients vouchers for private treatment if they do not receive NHS treatment in a certain time

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Housing and Renting

  • Cut stamp duty (tax you pay when you buy property or land) on all properties, and scrap it on all properties below £750,000
  • Abandon plans to scrap ‘Section 21’ no-fault evictions
  • Boost monitoring, appeals and enforcement processes for renters
  • Prioritise local people ahead of foreign nationals for social housing places

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Climate and Energy

  • Scrap goals to reach net zero carbon emissions
  • Stop giving money to companies that use and produce renewable energy
  • Fast-track licences of North Sea oil and gas
  • Fast-track clean nuclear energy

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Rights, Equality and Liberation

  • Leave the European Convention on Human Rights, reform the Human Rights Act
  • Replace the Equalities Act and scrap ‘Diversity, Equality and Inclusion’ rules
  • Change the definition of hate crime
  • Ban ‘transgender ideology’ in schools

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Society, Democracy and Young People

  • Change how MPs are elected and replace the House of Lords
  • Stop postal voting apart from for the elderly, disabled or those who cannot leave their homes
  • Reopen ‘High Intensity Training Camps’ for young offenders

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Workers' Rights and Employment

  • Scrap employment laws that hold back businesses, including by making it easier to hire and fire workers.

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Check out the other manifestos