Over 70% of the public are in favour of Milibands policy to fund the NHS with extra taxes on tobacco companies and mansions, according to a new poll
Every one of Ed Milibands pledges from his speech yesterday has popular public support, according to a new poll.
A new Survation poll for Labour List of 1,037 people shows that 72% of the public are in favour of the policy to fund the NHS to the tune of £2.5bn extra a year, partially using taxes against tobacco companies and mansions as well as closing loopholes. Only 12% were against.
Minimum wage pledge - Raising the minimum wage by £1.50 to over £8 per hour by 2020, to reward hard work and halve the number of people in low pay. (Slightly different to speech as Miliband clarified that it would go beyond £8).
Apprenticeships - By 2025, have as many people doing modern business apprenticeships as currently go to university. Only providing major government contracts to companies that provide apprenticeships.
Self-employment - Granting the same employment rights for the many self-employed people in the UK that permanent employees have.
Energy - A commitment to take carbon emissions out of the economy by 2025 and through Green investment banks to allow communities to insulate 5 million homes over 10 years.
Decentralising Westminster power - Decentralising power from Westminster to the regions, including constitutional reform for England, Wales and Scotland.
House building - Make house building a top priority and by 2025 build as many homes the UK needs doubling the number of first-time buyers.
Breaking up high street banks - Breaking up the big high street banks in UK to allow more competition, to benefit consumers in financial services. Continue reading...