- Cutting Business Rates by 20 per cent for the 1.5 million British businesses operating from premises with a rateable value of less than £50,000 and to reduce VAT.
- Bring forward legislation requiring employers to advertise jobs to British citizens before they offer them overseas. Ensure employers are legally free to choose to hire a young unemployed British person under the age of 25 ahead of a better qualified or more experienced foreign applicant.
- Significantly tighten up rules on zero hours contracts and severely limit their use. Establish a Migration Control Commission and set a target to reduce net migration to zero, over a five-year period. Operate a seasonal worker scheme based on six month visas to support those sectors (that) need additional labour for short, but predictable periods.
- Tourist visas will be valid for up to twelve months.
- Student Visas - 'We want to encourage students to study in Britain, but will not tolerate abuse of the system'.
- Law-abiding EU citizens living in the UK before Article 50 was triggered will have the right to stay here indefinitely. EU nationals who entered the UK after 29th March 2017 will not have the automatic right to remain
- Update licensing laws to limit the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2
- Scrap HS2 but invest in upgrading existing main line services to create additional capacity, expand electrification, and improve east-west rail services.
- Freeze APD at current levels and, when possible in future, seek to reduce it with the long-term objective of scrapping it completely.
- Support the expansion of smaller regional airports
Adrian Greason-Walker. WTA Policy Advocate. Specialises in Tourism and Environmental Management.