Listed: The key points in the Ukip manifesto

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall arrives to launch his party's General Election manifesto at One Great George Street in central London. PA
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall arrives to launch his party's General Election manifesto at One Great George Street in central London. PA
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Here are the key points from the Ukip manifesto that has been released today:

Brexit

:: Six key tests to pass to ensure Britain is "free of the EU", including supremacy of Parliament on laws, migration, fishing and trade.

:: Brexit negotiations to be completed by the end of 2019.

:: Guarantee of no divorce payment to the European Union.

:: A new public holiday on June 23 to mark the anniversary of the EU referendum, known as Independence Day.

:: Reinstate the blue British passport when the contract comes up for renewal in 2019.

Economy

:: Scrap HS2 rail project, the Barnett formula and reduce foreign aid spending to 0.2% of gross national income to fund public spending.

:: Raise personal tax allowance to £13,500 and increase 40% income tax threshold to £55,000. This will increase to £100,000 "when economic conditions allow".

:: Increase inheritance tax threshold to £500,000 per person, with a view to scrapping it altogether.

:: Women allowed to retire at 60.

:: Cut business rates by 20% for firms with a rateable value of less than £55,000.

:: Protect workers' rights and tighten rules on zero hours contracts.

:: Abolish the TV licence fee.

:: Remove VAT from domestic energy bills and scrap the green levies that subsidise renewable energy schemes.

:: Remove VAT from takeaway food and sanitary products.

:: Enforce the minimum and living wage.

Immigration

:: Aim to reduce net migration to zero over a five-year period, with the establishment of a Migration Control Commission.

:: Introduce an Australian-style points-based system and a work permit system for all applicants, except those from the Republic of Ireland.

:: Points-based system will "test the social attitudes of migration applicants to foster community cohesion and protect core British values".

:: Place a "moratorium on unskilled and low-skilled immigration" in the five years after the country leaves the EU.

:: Introduce a seasonal worker scheme with six-month visas to help sectors such as agriculture.

:: Will "honour our obligations to bona fide asylum seekers" under UN rules.

:: Introduce a new International Visa System, with work, tourist and visitor, student, and family reunion visas.

:: New migrants will have to make tax and national insurance contributions for at least five consecutive years before being eligible for UK benefits or non-urgent NHS care.

:: No amnesty for illegal immigrants.

:: Right to stay for "law-abiding EU citizens living in the UK before Article 50 was triggered", but those who entered after March 29 2017 will "lose access to all benefits, including non-urgent healthcare".

Housing

:: Build up to 100,000 affordable factory-built homes each year which will be available to British citizens aged under 40 years old.

:: Set up a Housing Development Corporation to acquire brownfield sites and streamline planning laws to allow the HDC to build up to 100 homes on the average site.

:: Review into housing associations.

Health and social care

:: Deliver an additional £9 billion a year to NHS England by 2021/22.

:: Spend £2 billion extra on social care.

:: Lift cap on medical school places from 7,500 to 10,000 and pay cost of tuition fees if students commit to working in the NHS for 10 years after qualification.

:: Scrap 1% pay cap for frontline NHS staff earning less than £35,000.

:: Crack down on non-urgent care for ineligible foreign nationals.

:: Get rid of hospital parking charges.

:: Boost spending on mental health by £500 million every year.

:: Improve mental health support for veterans and serving military personnel.

Education and childcare

:: End sex education in primary schools.

:: Open a grammar school in every town with transfer exams up to 16 to give more children the chance to attend a grammar.

:: Stop paying tuition fees for courses which do not lead at least two thirds of students into a graduate-level job within five years.

:: First aid training will be a statutory requirement for all children.

:: Boost childcare provision and extend the primary school day by offering childcare from 8am to 6pm during term time.

Older people and disabled

:: Protect winter fuel allowance, free bus passes and prescriptions for pensioners.

:: Retain triple lock pension.

:: Scrap the bedroom tax, preserve disability benefits and review work capability assessments.

:: Increase the Carer's Allowance from £62.70 per week to £73.10 a week, to match the higher level of Job Seeker's Allowance.

Crime and justice

:: Screening for girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) and toughen up sentence for perpetrators.

:: Ban wearing the niqab and burqa in public places

:: Tougher measures to prevent radicalisation in schools

:: Declare new bank holidays on St George's Day (April 23) in England and St David's Day (March 1) in Wales.

:: Official documents will only be published in English and, if appropriate, Welsh or Gaelic.

:: Train 20,000 more police and employ 7,000 more prison officers.

:: Boost "stop and search" techniques to tackle knife crime.

:: Opt out of European Arrest Warrant

:: Repeal licensing laws allowing more relaxed opening hours for pubs, clubs and bars.

International and defence

:: Reduce foreign aid spending to 0.2% of national spending and close down the Department for International Development.

:: Offer the people of Gibraltar a referendum on becoming fully British, and having their own MP in the House of Commons.

:: Avoid British involvement in foreign conflicts.

:: Retain Britain's nuclear deterrent.

:: Create new hospital ship to deliver relief in conflict zones and humanitarian crises.

:: Spend 2% of GDP on defence, boosting defence spending by an additional £1 billion per year by the end of the parliament.

:: Offer better support for veterans through a newly-created Veterans' Administration, including fast-track access to NHS care.

Transport

:: Remove existing road tolls and scrap the HS2 high-speed rail project.

:: Prevent diesel drivers from being penalised through higher taxes, parking fees or emissions zone charging while retaining the scrappage scheme, which gives diesel car owners up to £2,000 to get rid of their vehicles.

:: Freeze air passenger duty at current levels.

Environment and farming

:: Prioritise use of brownfield land over greenfield land for housing.

:: Major infrastructure projects will be required to give greater respect to natural environments.

:: Review possibility of bottle deposit scheme.

:: Farming subsidies capped at £120,000 per year.

:: Tighten regulation of Jewish and Islamic butchery, bring in CCTV to abattoirs and label all meat with method of slaughter.

:: Repeal the Climate Change Act and support a diverse energy market based on coal, nuclear, shale gas, conventional gas, oil, solar and hydro.

Democracy

:: Abolish the House of Lords and create an English Parliament in its place with its own First Minister and 375 elected members, similar to the devolved administrations.

:: Reduce the size of the House of Commons to 325 MPs.

:: Reform voting in favour of a more proportional electoral system.

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