UKIP have launched their manifesto which they hope will win votes from the three main parties. Here are its key points:
IN A NUTSHELL
The main thrust of UKIP's manifesto remains withdrawal from the European Union, membership of which they say costs the UK £120bn per year.
Along with that would go scrapping EU fishing quotas, withdrawal from the Common Agricultural Policy and much tighter controls on immigration.
However, they insist they are not simply a one-issue party and other proposals include a tax-free earnings threshold of £11,500, followed by a blanket 31% tax rate - with National Insurance scrapped.
Electoral reform proposals include the creation of "county boards" to oversee policing, education and health. Separately, they are throwing their weight behind one Labour and six Tory candidates, who they say share their scepticism on Europe.
ON THE ECONOMY
Maintain business links to Europe through Swiss-style free-trade agreements
Raise tax-free threshold on income to £11,500, followed by a flat rate of 31% to replace current income tax and employees' National Insurance (NI)
Phase out NI for employers over five years, recouping revenue through PAYE tax, corporation tax, sales tax revenue, or lower spending on welfare
Replace VAT with a Local Sales Tax, a proportion going directly to councils. Normally pay 50% of uniform business rate to local authorities. Abolish inheritance tax at "earliest opportunity"
Reduce public sector to 1997 size, diverting two million jobs to manufacturing and industry
Bank of England to regulate banks, which must leave deposits at central bank when lending beyond approved limits
ON EUROPE, CRIME AND IMMIGRATION
Leave EU. Award only temporary work visas, using points-based system
Immediate five-year freeze on immigration for permanent settlement, future limit on gross immigration of 50,000
EU citizens who arrived in UK after January 2004 treated as non-EU immigrants. Non-UK citizens to have entry and exit recorded. Triple UK Border Agency staff to 30,000
Illegal immigrants automatically deported. Those given leave to stay must sign legal "undertaking of residence" which, if breached, would allow deportation
Hold asylum seekers in secure centres while applications processed. Repeal Human Rights Act and end government promotion of multiculturalism
Double number of prison places and end early release, ensure life sentences are served totally in prison and set up "boot camps" for young offenders
Abolish Crown Prosecution Service and put police in charge of taking offenders to court
ON SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES
The manifesto does not specify whether these policies apply across the UK or will be devolved.
Offer all parents school vouchers, useable for state, private or faith schools
Schools and colleges franchised to charities, parental co-operatives and businesses, governed by County Election Boards.
Encourage new grammar and specialist schools. Introduce "Comprehensive Test" to assess merit across academic and non-academic abilities. More powers for governors and favour home education.
More on-the-job teacher training and insistence on higher qualifications for aspiring teachers
Scrap 50% target for young people going to university. Allow universities to choose on academic merit alone and change some back to skills and vocational colleges
Replace student loans and tuition fees with grants.
As with education, the manifesto does not specify whether these policies apply across the UK or will be devolved.
NHS to remain free at point of delivery. No cuts in frontline services but waste and bureaucracy reduced, with matron in charge of hospital wards and nurses trained on-the-job, rather than at universities
Revamp NHS management structure, introducing elected County Health Boards made up primarily of healthcare professionals
Key NHS services put out to tender, with charities and businesses taking franchises on key services with fixed budgets
Introduce Health Credit Vouchers, allowing people to opt-out of the NHS if they want private insurance
Restore free eye tests and dental check-ups
ON WELFARE AND PERSONAL FINANCE
Roll current state pension, Pensions Credit and Winter Fuel Allowance into a flat-rate, non-contributory Citizen's Pension worth at least £130 a week for all people aged 65 and over
Freeze public sector pensions, bringing them "back into line with typical private sector pension provision".
Roll benefits into a single, flat-rate Basic Cash Benefit, set at the same weekly rate as Jobseeker's Allowance or Income Support, which could be claimed by part-time and temporary workers until they earn £11,500
Benefits are only available to UK citizens or those who have lived here for at least 5 years
ON POLITICAL REFORM
Hold referendum where 5% of local or national electorate demand one
Retain national assemblies but replace representatives with Westminster MPs from those areas; MPs to spend one week a month on devolved business and rest of time at Westminster; English MPs meet in Westminster for English-only days
Public right to recall MPs in exceptional circumstances, such as abuse of expenses
Introduce "Alternative Vote Plus", with 450 MPs elected after earning at least 50% of constituency preferences, with 200 MPs elected by PR system
IN OTHER AREAS
Increase nuclear power to up to 50% of energy needs. Support efficient UK coal extraction for use in cleaner coal power stations
Repeal Climate Change Act and allow wind farms to be constructed only off-shore, abolishing EU carbon cap schemes, emissions trading, landfill taxes and renewable subsidies
Support use of electric cars, ensure "comprehensive electrification" of rail lines and introduce three high-speed lines linking London to the Midlands, northern England and Birmingham
Invest in roads, new bypasses and widening major roads
Introduce a "Britdisc", payable by foreign lorries using British roads,
Incentivise use of 800,000 empty homes
Prevent foreign interests "gaining control of strategic British companies"
Safeguard British weights and measures and provide "proper support" to the Royal Mail and Post Office
UKIP leader Lord Pearson on why they are backing some candidates from other parties
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