10 reasons to vote Conservative
Ten ways Britain has made progress – all of which are now at risk from an SNP-Labour coalition of chaos:
- The deficit down by almost two thirds. This safeguards our economy for the long-term and keeps mortgage rates low.
- Income tax cut for 31 million people. A typical basic rate taxpayer pays over £1,000 less income tax than when we came into government. And it means another 1.3 million of the lowest paid taken out of tax altogether.
- Wages boosted through our stronger economy and new National Living Wage. Our National Living Wage means over £1,400 a year for a worker on the National Living Wage since its introduction.
- More jobs created for people across the country. Employment is up by 2.8 million since the 2010 General Election. That’s 2.8 million more people with the security of bringing home a regular pay packet.
- Businesses backed to create jobs and strengthen our economy. We have backed business with better infrastructure and lower taxes, helping drive growth and create jobs.
- Welfare capped to reward work. We have capped the total amount workless households can receive in benefits to £20,000 across the UK (or £23,000 in London), helping tens of thousands move into work.
- Schools improved so young people have more opportunities. Nearly 1.8 million more pupils are being educated in good or outstanding schools since 2010.
- More and better skills training giving people the chance to get on in life. There have been over 3 million new apprenticeships since 2010 giving people the chance to learn the skills they need to get on in life.
- Stronger defences keeping Britain safe. We are meeting the NATO two per cent target for defence spending so our Armed Forces will always have what they need.
- Safer streets by helping our police to cut crime. Traditionally-measured crime is down by a third, meaning people are safer on the streets and in their home.