The key priorities outlined in the manifesto are:

  • Relieve the business rates burden by scrapping ‘downwards transition’, which takes £1.3 billion from retailers every five years. Money that should be invested in growth, skills and innovation.
  • Reform the Apprenticeship Levy to allow greater flexibility to spend on any form of accredited training.
  • Protect hardworking shopworkers by bringing forward legislation to safeguard the 115 retail workers who are attacked every day.