UKIP Manifesto: What's in it for young people?

The UKIP manifesto actually had the least number of mentions of the term 'young people' (Labour was top followed by Conservatives and Lib Dems), though they do have some policies aimed at the younger generations.

Firstly, in direct contrast to Tory policy, UKIP would "Continue to pay Housing Benefit to young people under the age of 25".

Here's one for students.  UKIP will cut uni fees for certain subjects "UK students taking approved degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM), mainly at universities funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, will not have to repay their tuition fees. This is on condition that they work in their discipline and pay tax in the UK for at least five years, after they complete their degrees."

And another education policy, though this time a controversial one allowing the option of replacing GCSE's with apprenticeships: "Allow young people to start an apprenticeship in place of four non-core subjects at GSCE level".

Under the 'Taking Pride in Britain' heading we also find this: "UKIP will encourage pride in Britain among our young people, who have become detached from our national cultural heritage. UKIP supports a chronological understanding of British history and achievements in the National Curriculum, which should place due emphasis on the unique influence Britain has had in shaping the modern world."  

And that's about it.  You can read the full UKIP manifesto here: 

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