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UKIPs policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Tax Evasion

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, and make it a living wage

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Public statementsNo, keep the current tax structure

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsMore, and deny benefits to immigrants

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 statementsYes

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

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Public statementsKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

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  ›  Mansion Tax

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Public statementsNo, any worker should be rewarded based on their success

the Economy  ›  Young Benefit Claimants

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

  Public statementsYes, and every capable person claiming benefits should take on unpaid community work

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  32-Hour Work Week

Do you support a 32-hour work week?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsNo, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Public statementsNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

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 statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Public statementsYes, our country has been on the losing side of trade deals for too long

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Buy to Let

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Broadband

Should the government provide free broadband to all UK homes and businesses?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo