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Ensuring dignity and security in retirement

Today, the Basic State Pension increases to £119.30 a week, the biggest real-terms rise in 15 years.Because of our triple lock, we have ensured that the state pension rises every year in line with wages, prices or by 2.5% – whichever is highest.So the full basic state pension is now £1,125 a year

A New National Living Wage

Today, 1.3 million of the lowest paid working people in Britain, aged 25 or over, will get a direct pay rise.The new National Living Wage will start at £7.20 an hour, and is expected to rise to £9 an hour by 2020.

Budget 2016: Cutting taxes for 31 million people

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are cutting taxes for working people so they can keep more of the money they earn.

Budget 2016: Lifetime ISAs

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are introducing a new Lifetime ISA to help the next generation to save.

Budget 2016: Freezing fuel duty

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.We are freezing fuel duty to help household budgets and support small firms.

Budget 2016: Improving our schools

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.By providing extra money so every school in England becomes an academy, we are improving our schools so our children get the best start in life. We are also doubling sports funding in primary

Pledge to Vote Conservative on 5 May

On 5th May voters across Britain have a crucial decision to make: to vote for a strong Conservative who will stand up for you and your local area for the next four years, or for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party whose policies include printing money, raising income tax and scrapping our nuclear defenc

Devolving powers to Scotland

We are delivering for Scotland by devolving more powers to the Scottish Parliament. The fiscal framework agreed by the UK and Scottish governments will underpin the new powers being delivered in the Scotland Bill.This agreement shows that we are fulfilling our commitments and making devolution in

Getting Britain Building

More than 130,000 people have been able to become homeowners since the launch of Help to Buy in 2013.New research found that 43% of new homes built under the Help to Buy: equity loan scheme since its launch would have not been built without introduction of the scheme.The report also found that 82

Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and Crime Commissioners are the democratic link between the police and the public.They are visible, public figures, elected in the most powerful way possible - at the ballot box - with the mandate to take executive decisions to improve policing in their area.PCCs help to cut crime by setti