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Conservatives policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.K. raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

the Economy  ›  Tax Evasion

Should the government prosecute people who avoid paying taxes by hiding money in foreign bank accounts?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Public statementsMore

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should the U.K. pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Public statementsYes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal


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the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Public statementsNo, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.K. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsLower

the Economy  ›  Tax Rate

Should the top tax rate of income over £150,000 be raised to 50 percent?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Public statementsYes, it is double taxation

the Economy  ›  Mansion Tax

Should homeowners pay higher taxes on "mansions" valued over £2m?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Child Benefit

Should child benefits be restricted to a maximum of two children?

  Public statementsYes, with a maximum of two children

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Young Benefit Claimants

Should 18-21 year olds take on unpaid community work in order to claim benefits?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Public statementsHurt

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Public statementsYes, but in the form of tax breaks for low income citizens

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bedroom Tax

Should tenants receive less benefits if they live in a housing association or council property with more bedrooms than occupants?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Public statementsNo, this will hurt our manufacturing businesses that rely on importing cheap resources to make their products

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Buy to Let

Should mortgage lenders be allowed to provide buy-to-let mortgage loans?

  Public statementsNo, buy to let mortgages lead to inflated housing prices

the Economy  ›  Non-Domicile Rule

Should the government abolish the non-domicile rule which allows residents to limit the tax paid on earnings outside the UK?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo