Heather Jameson 11 May 2017

General Election 2017: Labour's draft manifesto leaked

Labour's leaked manifesto reveals it would invest billions of pounds into care in the first year and scrap Sustainability and Transformation Plans if it won the election.

Jeremy Corbyn’s draft blueprint for government shows that Labour would plough £8bn into care in the first parliament, as well as scrapping 15-minute care visits and improving conditions for care workers.

More than £6bn extra funding has been earmarked for the NHS, raised through an income tax increase from the top 5% of earners, increased tax on private medical insurance and cuts to consultants fees.

The party also plans to create a new health watchdog, NHS Excellence.

The public sector pay cap will be scrapped, and national pay bargaining will be reintroduced under Labour, and there are plans to limit the gap between the highest and lowest paid workers in companies given government contracts to 20:1, and to introduce an ‘excessive pay levy’.

The manifesto, which was due to be finalised today, also includes plans to get council’s building a million homes in the next five years – half of them council houses, with plans to tackle homelessness including 4,000 homes earmarked for rough sleepers.

The sale of council housing will be scrapped, and rent increases would be capped at inflation. The so-called ‘bedroom tax’ would also be scrapped, and housing benefit reintroduced for the under 21s.

Other policies include bringing railways and the energy market back into public ownership, a fracking ban, the end of tuition fees and lowering the voting age to 16.

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