The Time Party believes that animal welfare and rights in the UK have not progressed in recent years but, straining under the weight of managing the welfare and rights of our increased human population, animal rights have actually regressed. We will change that.
The Time Party will go beyond current banking reform policy by radically correcting fractional reserve banking anomalies in the mortgage market. The party will also establish an Industrial Development Bank, together with regional banks devoted to long-term lending to SMEs. We will also monitor and support the rapidly growing digital banking sector.
We believe in democracy and the unequivocal control of our borders, laws, trade, money and especially our entire economy.
Now we have finally left the EU, our mission is to leverage the freedoms we have to compete effectively on the world stage independently.
We believe that there is ample justification for the holding of a referendum on the legalisation of cannabis as a recreational substance.
Crime & Justice
The Time Party believes that the Justice system should treat all people equally with emphasis on the principle of being innocent until proven guilty.
TIME will seek to improve the effectiveness of the police force through the use of a community evaluated system.
Britain as a sovereign nation state must be prepared at all times to defend her independence. The Time Party will maintain the country's independent nuclear deterrent and adequately and responsibly resource our armed forces with a view to increasing their strength.
High quality education of all citizens is imperative to the continued success of our country. To this end, the Time Party will meet the needs of industry and cultivate the arts to create a balance in society. Vocational training will be promoted, alongside tertiary education.
Energy suppliers within
the UK need to be subject to a healthy balance of competitive tender deriving
their power from various distribution sources. The Time Party wishes to support
all of the following, namely:
Gas, Oil, Wave & Tidal, Coal, Wind and Nuclear (SMR only).
The Time Party aims to maintain a healthy balance between the environment and the needs of industry. UK wildlife and the countryside will be protected to ensure our children enjoy the maximum diversity of their natural inheritance.
Now we have left the European Union, Britain is once again responsible for subsidising its agricultural sector. The Time Party will ensure that the new UK payment system focuses on increasing production and maintaining or raising quality standards. Under TIME, farmland will be protected from residential and industrial development as we recognise that the UK’s food security is vital.
Full sovereign control of the UK's Exclusive Economic Zone (territorial waters) have now been reinstated. TIME will ensure our waters will be monitored vigorously by a new expanded UK maritime patrol force.
TIME will establish new fishing academies around the UK and secure funding for the development of her trawler fleets.
TIME will not support Britain’s involvement in war unless British interests are compromised. We will promote the concept of a Commonwealth-wide Free Trade Zone.
The Time Party is fully committed to maintaining the NHS. We approve of a centralised procurement agency to manage the cost and distribution of medication.
Non-UK residents will require medical insurance to cover their stay in the UK.
We will ensure that hospital car parking is free to NHS staff and patients.
UK residential property is in short supply and this has fuelled an escalation of prices in the private sector and excessive waiting lists for social housing.
The Time Party's multi-level solution includes the regeneration of brownfield sites and streamlined planning legislation.
TIME will vigorously promote a builder apprenticeship programme.
The UK has become one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. This has placed a huge strain upon public services.
Immigration is responsible for more than half of our population growth.
The Time Party believes that a more responsible and controlled system needs to be implemented, one which is genuinely beneficial to our country.
TIME will focus on the specific needs of UK manufacturing, construction, retail and services sectors.
TIME believes that the best way to help any developing country prosper is through a substantial increase in fair bilateral trade, whereby economies can grow exponentially through production and increased employment. Hand-outs do not achieve this, however well-intentioned.
To this end the Party will instead prioritise emergency aid.
For state pensions, the dynamic financial relationship between the employed who provide NI pension contributions and the retired who need pension support needs to be replaced with a protected sovereign wealth fund (SWF). TIME will achieve this over a 25 year period, whereby the present NI pension system is gradually replaced by the new SWF, at a rate of 4% per year.
Reform of the UK
a devolved Scottish parliament, a devolved Welsh Assembly, and a devolved Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Time Party seeks to further devolve power from Westminster and the civil service based on Whitehall
by re-empowering the people of the varying and differing parts of the UK via a change in the constitutional structure.
Reform of the Voting System
The Time Party feels that there is general popular support amongst the electorate for voting system reform.
First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) no longer guarantees strong government and doesn't deliver true democracy.
The current system is dominated by dysfunctional establishment parties.
We seek change to a fairer, more representative system.
Sport and Leisure
introduce, preserve and enhance sporting facilities in all educational
establishments, along with facilities in inner cities providing safe
environments for sport. We will also develop sport-in-the-community programmes,
offering structured coaching to youth.
In recent years, Britain has seen a decline in the availability and participation in social leisure activities. The Party intends to rejuvenate the UK’s pubs and youth centres to rebuild community spirit and encourage social interaction.
The tax system has become excessively complex through decades of government tinkering. This has seen the unhealthy growth of a corporate and personal tax-advisory sector, skilled in tax avoidance, which harms the financial well-being of the nation.
TIME wishes to simplify tax assessment and collection via a flat-rate tax, creating a virtuous environment of clarity and integrity.
Now we have left the EU, the UK is once again responsible for its own trade competence and in a position to negotiate Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with countries all over the world.
To this end, the Time Party believes that the size of the Department for International Trade should be increased substantially to enable the country to swiftly conclude agreements on both trade and inward investment. Already, more than 64 non-EU countries have FTAs with the UK.
throughout the UK are expensive to build and run, which leads to ever
increasing ticket prices.
The Time Party will boost investment in road, rail and air infrastructure. This includes planned expansion at several of the UK's airports. We will seek to expand motorway width where possible. Rail freight will be encouraged.
Welfare is a critical area, with massive impacts on the quality of life for our citizens, and for the nation's finances. Affordability and fairness in management of resources are closely connected. We cannot allow welfare spending to mushroom without control. The Time Party will reform the delivery of welfare to focus on fairness and affordability.