We’re giving young people the best start in life.
Since 2010 we’ve delivered 2.2 million apprenticeships. And we want to go even further – delivering 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020, so young people across the country can learn a trade and get on in life.
Today we’re underpinning that commitment by announcing 16,000 more apprenticeships in just one day – many with Britain’s most prestigious companies. Each apprenticeship gives another person the skills they need to do get on and make the most of their talents.
Backing young people with high quality apprenticeships is a key part of our long-term economic plan. We want apprenticeships to be as highly valued as university degrees, helping more young people look forward to a better future.
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Will Labour commit to renewing the UK's four nuclear submarines? The answer's not clear - and that's BEFORE the SNP have a say.
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Nicola Sturgeon has made her position clear on the UK's independent nuclear deterrent:
"It's often asked of me - is Trident a red line? Well here's my answer: you better believe Trident is a red line" (BBC Scottish Leaders' Debate, 08/04/2015)
And that's just one of a long list of demands she'd make to put a weak Ed Miliband into power.
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We’ll help every child master the basics.
Under Labour standards in schools fell, with one-in-three children leaving primary school not being able to read, write or add up properly.
These past five years have been about improving standards in every school. The next five will be about going further – so every child gets the best start in life.
A future Conservative government would require any pupil who doesn’t meet the expected standards in reading, writing and adding up to resit their primary school exams in their first year of secondary. That means every child getting the support they need to fulfil their potential.
Whereas Labour failed thousands of children, our plan is delivering better schools, with a million more children being taught in good or outstanding schools since 2010.
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Labour's non-dom announcement has unravelled before they've even announced it.
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Last night, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed what we already knew: she's offering to help make Ed Miliband Prime Minister.
The SNP's list of demands to prop up a weak Labour leader is getting longer - and hardworking taxpayers would pay the price.
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Tonight at the Scotland Leaders Debate on STV, Nicola Sturgeon made it clearer than ever: she wants to help Ed Miliband into Downing Street.
Such a deal would mean a weak Labour leader in the pocket of the SNP, and hardworking taxpayers would pay the price.
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As sure as night follows day, Labour puts up taxes.
The price of Labour would be £3,028 extra tax for every working family.
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When Labour left office in 2010, they left behind a record peacetime deficit - and a note which read:
"Dear Chief Secretary,
I'm afraid there is no money.
Kind regards - and good luck!"
That note was written by Liam Byrne, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and the man responsible for controlling spending in the Labour government - who still serves as a Shadow Minister in Ed Miliband’s team.
It sums up how utterly shameless Labour were - and still are - about the state they left our public finances in.
But, thanks to our long-term plan and the hard work of the British people, we've come a long way in the past 5 years. The deficit has been reduced by half as a share of GDP, 1.9 million new jobs have been created, taxes have been cut for over 26 million people and our economy has been confirmed as the fastest-growing in the G7 last year.
But in all that time, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls haven't apologised - not even once - for wrecking the British economy.
Worse still, they don’t believe spending was too high under the last Labour government - and they plan to do it all over again.
Their policies would mean more of the same borrowing, debt and waste that got us into a mess before, leaving hardworking taxpayers to once again pay the price.
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Our new tax and benefit changes come into effect today.
They’re the latest part of our plan to give more security to hardworking taxpayers. They include:
- Raising the level at which people start paying income tax to £10,600 – cutting tax for over 26 million people and lifting over three million out of tax altogether since 2010
- Giving people freedom over their pensions – so you’re not forced to buy an annuity when you retire, but free to spend and save your money how you wish
As a result of our changes 94% of working families are, compared with last year, £17 a month better off – equivalent to £200 a year. And nine out of ten pensioner households are £15 a month better off – or £180 a year. Overall that’s 22 million households with more financial security – and shows that we’re rewarding people who work hard, save and do the right thing.
Labour left a welfare system that didn’t make work pay and a tax system that took too much of people’s hard-earned money. They penalised pensioners and did nothing for savers.
Our changes give real and lasting financial security to hardworking taxpayers – and will help secure a better future for Britain. SHARE to let friends know.