Election 2015: What’s At Stake for Welfare?

Last week all of the political parties unveiled their manifestos ahead of the upcoming General Election.

The headline pledges from the three main parties are:

  • Labour will scrap the ‘Non-dom’ tax status
  • the Conservatives will extend Right to Buy to housing association properties and
  • the Liberal Democrats will put £2.5bn more funding into education

But what do the three main parties have to offer in terms of welfare policy?

> Download our guide Election 2015: What’s At Stake for Welfare? A side-by-side comparison of the welfare policies of the three main political parties [pdf]

Election 2015: Welfare Policies Compared

The table below compares the Conservative, Liberal Democrats and Labour party’s policies on welfare and related policy issues such as childcare, housing, minimum wage, and taxes.

This is not an exhaustive list, so if you want to read them yourselves, here are the full manifestos for the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour for the General Election 2015.

Further Reading and Next Steps

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