Tories to set up Blue Planet Fund

This weekend the Conservatives published their 2019 manifesto. They pledge to reach carbon zero by 2050 and set up a Blue Planet Fund of £500 million to protect our oceans. They plan to invest £800 million in carbon capture technology and £500 million helping energy-intensive industries move to low-carbon techniques.

In housing, the manifesto states they will continue their progress to build 300,000 homes per year by the mid-2020s and extend the Help to Buy Scheme to 2023. For the rental market there will be a lifetime deposit scheme and abolition of no-fault evictions. Right-to-Buy will be maintained and more homes will be available for local people by offering discounts of up to a third.

You can read the full manifesto here