BREAKING NEWS

Javid promises 'very detailed costings' of Conservative manifesto

Javid promises 'very detailed costings' of Conservative manifesto
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, November 10, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS -
Copyright
Jeff Overs/BBC(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

LONDON (Reuters) – British Chancellor Sajid Javid said on Sunday the governing Conservative Party would deliver a “very detailed costings document” at the launch of its election manifesto, promising to lower the country’s debt.

“We are also announcing the triple tax lock which is our commitment giving more financial security to working people… We will set out today, alongside our manifesto…a very detailed costings document,” Javid told Sky News.

Britons vote in a parliamentary election on Dec. 12, with opinion polls showing the ruling Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of its challengers.

“We will be balance day-to-day spending and we can still afford to borrow up to a limit for investment in economic infrastructure,” Javid said.

“We are still clear that even with our programme, our programme for investment, that debt will be lower at the end of this parliament than at the start of parliament.”

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.
Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.