Ulster Unionist Party policies

An overview of the post-16 education manifesto commitments from the Ulster Unionist Party.

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Devolution

  • Use devolved powers to lower corporation tax to 12.5%

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Higher education and research

  • Demand greater liaison between business, second and third level education, focused on marrying the individual young person and the needs of rebalancing our economy
  • Continue to invest in research, development and innovation

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Professional issues

  • Increase the national minimum wage over the next 3 years to rebalance the shortfalls from previous years
  • Support measures to increase the personal tax allowance to £12,500 by 2020
  • Oppose reintroducing the 50% top rate of income tax for people earning over £150,000

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Public funding

  • Continue to invest in research, development and innovation

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FE, skills and apprenticeships

  • Ensure that every school leaver has three essential options: third level education, training for a skill, or an apprenticeship
  • Support small businesses to create more apprenticeships, mandate public bodies and public service contractors to offer additional apprenticeships, and promote apprenticeships as a route to prepare young people for careers in creative industries
  • Make careers’ guidance a core part of the schools’ curriculum, and develop a skills-based agenda based around STEM subjects
  • Retain the Educational Maintenance Allowance to allow young people to continue in education

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