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  Conservative manifesto: 2010 general election party policy
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Last EditedJason  Apr 19, 2010 04:15pm
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MediaNewspaper - Daily Telegraph
News DateTuesday, April 13, 2010 05:30:00 PM UTC0:0
Description"A Conservative government will act now on debt to get the economy moving. We will deal with the deficit more quickly than Labour, so that mortgage rates stay lower for longer with the Conservatives."

Key economic policies include:

* A one year public sector pay freeze in 2011 (excluding the one million lowest paid workers)
* Bringing forward the date at which the state pension age starts to rise to 66, although it will not be sooner than 2016 for men and 2020 for women
* Stopping tax credits to families with incomes over £50,000
* Cutting spending on Child Trust Funds for all but the poorest third of families and families with disabled children
* Capping the biggest public sector pensions above £50,000
* A five per cent pay cut for Ministers followed by a five-year freeze, and a 10 per cent reduction in the number of MPs
* Reduce welfare dependency
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