Your Personal Survey Results
Here is the breakdown of your personal results
- UKIP 50.00%
- Conservatives 50.00%
Here are the parties and policies you selected for each issue
- Allow councils and the police to shut down permanently any shop or bar found persistently selling alcohol to children; and double the maximum fine for under-age alcohol sales to £20,000.
- Raise taxes on those drinks linked to anti-social drinking, while abolishing the new 'cider tax' on ordinary drinkers.
- Ban off-licences and supermarkets from selling alcohol below cost price; and permit local councils to charge more for late-night licences to pay for additional policing.
- Amend the health and safety laws that stand in the way of common sense policing; give police the power to identify offenders in order to protect the public and prevent crime.
- Return charging discretion to the police for minor offences.
- Process criminals more quickly by video-linking custody cells and courts.
- Apply our payment by results reforms to the youth justice system.
- Engage with specialist organisations to provide education, mentoring and drug rehabilitation programmes to help young offenders go straight.
- Take all minimum wage earners out of tax by raising the tax threshold to £11,500; encouraging many to work, in tandem with our welfare reforms.
- Merge existing income tax bands and employee's National Insurance contributions into a single flat income tax at a rate of 31%. This does not affect pensions which will be taxed on the increased threshold but at 20%.
- Stimulate job creation by phasing out Employers' National Insurance (the 'tax on jobs') over a five-year period (20% reduction p.a.). The revenue will be recouped either as PAYE tax, corporation tax, sales tax revenue, or by the reduced need for State welfare.
- Recognise the dangerous levels of national debt and accept there is no alternative to major cuts in government spending. We do not accept that service improvements require ever-increasing government expenditure, and believe there is substantial waste and inefficiency that can be eliminated while vital front line services remain fully protected.
- Aim to reduce the public sector to the size it was in 1997, cutting many unnecessary quangos and non-jobs over five years. The goal is to exchange two million public sector jobs for one million new skilled jobs in manufacturing and related services and at least one million additional jobs created as a result of lower personal taxes and reduced business taxation and regulation.
- Cut council tax by scrapping EU laws like the landfill tax that costs every district council an average of £3 million p.a., as well as culling non-jobs and political correctness.
- Replace the EU's Value Added Tax (VAT) with a 'Local Sales Tax' (LST), collected in the same way, but with a proportion going direct to councils so that local authorities raise at least half their income from local taxes.
- Normally allow a standard 50% of Uniform Business Rate (UBR) collected in a local area to be paid direct to the appropriate local council, with the remaining 50% to be paid centrally.
- We will be positive members of the European Union but we are clear that there should be no further extension of the EU's power over the UK without the British people's consent.
- We will ensure that by law no future government can hand over areas of power to the EU or join the Euro without a referendum of the British people.
- We will work to bring back key powers over legal rights, criminal justice and social and employment legislation to the UK.
- Press to keep the EU's doors open to those countries, including Turkey, that wish to join, conditional on the rigorous application of the accession criteria.
- Stand up for a strong transatlantic relationship and an EU that builds strong relations with rising powers like China and India.
- End mass, uncontrolled immigration. We call for an immediate five-year freeze on immigration for permanent settlement. We aspire to ensuring any future immigration does not exceed 50,000 people p.a.
- Regain control of UK borders. This can only be done by leaving the European Union. Entry for work will be on a time-limited work permit only. Entry for non-work related purposes (e.g. holiday or study) will be on a temporary visa.
- Ensure all EU citizens who came to Britain after 1 January 2004 are treated in the same way as citizens from other countries (unless entitled to 'Permanent Leave to Remain').
- Non-UK citizens travelling to or from the UK will have their entry and exit recorded. To enforce this, the number of UK Borders Agency staff engaged in controlling immigration will be tripled to 30,000.
- Ensure that after the five-year freeze, any future immigration for permanent settlement will be on a strictly controlled, points-based system similar to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
- Return people found to be living illegally in the UK to their country of origin. There can be no question of an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Such amnesties merely encourage further illegal immigration.
- Require those living in the UK under 'Permanent Leave to Remain' to abide by a legally binding 'Undertaking of Residence' ensuring they respect our laws or face deportation. Such citizens will not be eligible for benefits.
- People applying for British citizenship will have to have completed a period of not less then five years as a resident on 'Permanent Leave to Remain'.
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