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We’re still in the early days of the election campaign, but political ads from both major parties are coming thick and fast.

Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve heard so far…

The conservative party

National service The Conservatives have promised to bring back a “modern” form of national service for 18-year-olds in the UK, which could involve military service or voluntary work.

‘Triple lock plus’ – The party has promised to reduce taxes for pensioners by creating a new “age-related” tax-free benefit called “triple lock plus”. In summary, a pensioner’s subsidy would increase in line with average income, inflation or 2.5% – whichever is greater – starting next April.

Education – The Conservatives have promised to create a new qualification framework called the Advanced British Standard for 16- to 18-year-olds. The party also proposed making “some form” of maths and English compulsory until the end of school.

Atmosphere – Rishi Sunak has said he remains committed to plans to reach net zero by 2050, a target adopted during Theresa May’s government in 2019.

The Labor Party

Taxes – The Labor Party has committed not to reverse the two recent cuts to national insurance and not to increase income tax.

Economy – Two emblematic economic promises of the Labor Party are the abolition of the non-dom tax status enjoyed by some wealthy foreign nationals and the introduction of VAT on private school fees.

Waiting lists – The party has said it will get the NHS “back on its feet” by offering 40,000 more appointments a week in the evenings and weekends.

Atmosphere – A major policy pushed by the Labor Party is the formation of Great British Energy, which would be publicly owned. The party claims this would reduce household energy bills and create jobs.

Education – Also one of the Labor Party’s main policies is a plan to recruit around 6,500 new teachers in key subjects and create a “national program of excellence” to support professional development.