General Election 2015: What the manifestos say

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With the General Election campaign now in full swing, the parties have published their manifestos. They set out the respective programmes for government. However, given the possible outcome of a hung Parliament, they represent the starting point for any coalition negotiations.

There is broad consensus on a number of issues of interest to our members, such pension freedoms and apprenticeships, but a great deal of divergence on the big questions including taxation and EU membership.

This briefing provides an overview of the party manifestos. As the election unfolds we will review any more detailed policy proposals beyond manifesto content.