Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Labour would abolish non-dom tax status for wealthy people who earn most of their money overseas, Ed Miliband is to announce
  2. Nicola Sturgeon says the SNP would help make Ed Miliband prime minister as Scotland's political leaders hold a live TV debate
  3. One hundred young voters grill politicians in a live debate on BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
  4. Tony Blair attacks David Cameron's plans to hold an in-out EU referendum
  5. There are 30 days to go until the general election on 7 May

Live Reporting

By Kristiina Cooper, Rob Corp and Anna Doble

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Tuesday recap

It's been a lively day on the campaign trail:

* Tony Blair entered the fray, criticising David Cameron's plans for an EU referendum

* The Conservatives said they would give the NHS "whatever it needs" to fill its funding gap

* SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon clashed with the Scottish leaders of Labour, the Lib Dems and the Conservatives in a live election debate

* Young voters grilled representatives of the main parties for Radio 1's Newsbeat

* Labour is to announce it would scrap the non-domiciled tax status if elected

* UKIP set out its plans for a dedicated veterans' minister

* The Lib Dems said they would fund an increase in the personal tax allowance with a crackdown on tax avoidance

Daily Telegraph front page

Telegraph front page
Daily Telegraph

Times front page

The Times front page
The Times

i front page

i front page
Independent

Independent front page

Independent front page
Independent

Duncan Bannatyne, entrepreneur and ex-Dragons' Den star

@DuncanBannatyne

tweets :

Ed Miliband says he will abolish non-dom status in UK. This gets my vote I never thought any party would have courage to do this."

The Sun front page

The Sun's front page
The Sun

Labour came up with non-dom idea in 2013

Laura Kuenssberg

Newsnight Chief Correspondent

Ed Miliband's team came up with the idea of ending the non-dom tax rules in 2013. It was suggested at the same time as the policy on freezing energy prices. Labour decided to hold the non-dom policy back for the general election."

Labour would ditch `non-dom' tax break

Ed Miliband has promised that a Labour government would abolish tax laws that allow wealthy individuals to avoid paying UK tax on money earned overseas. The Labour leader believes anyone who lives permanently in the UK should pay tax on all their income, regardless of where it is accrued. Labour says it very easy for people who have lived abroad to claim `non-domiciled' status - and the tax advantages that go with it. Ed Miliband will outline his plans in a speech in Warwick on Wednesday. He is expected to say: "There are people who live here in Britain like you and me, work here in Britain like you and me, are permanently settled here in Britain like you and me, but aren’t required to pay taxes like you and me because they take advantage of what has become an increasingly arcane 200-year-old loophole."

Lucy Manning, BBC News special correspondent

@lucymanning

tweets :

Labour thinks abolishing non doms will raise hundreds of millions,used to help pay off deficit. Says idea non doms will leave UK=scare story"

Financial Times front page

Financial Times front page
Financial Times

Newsbeat in Leeds

#ToWinMyTrust

Newsbeat

So what happened when an audience of more than 100 young adults took on five politicians fighting for you to vote for their party at the general election on 7 May?

The main theme of the night was trust, with thousands of people tweeting the hashtag #ToWinMyTrust during Tuesday. During the debate itself the key issues were tuition fees, diversity among politicians and leaders "speaking to us like human beings, not an age group."

Newsbeat's Chris Smith and Tina Daheley were joined by Sam Gyimah for the Conservatives, Sadiq Khan of Labour, Sal Brinton of the Liberal Democrats, Mhairi Black of the SNP and Rhun ap Iorwerth for Plaid Cymru.

Follow @BBCNewsbeat on Twitter and facebook.com/bbcnewsbeat for more reaction - it's not too late to chip in...

And thanks to everyone for sending in tweets and comments.

Newsbeat is holding two more election debates this month in Birmingham on 21 April and Edinburgh on 28 April.

BBC Newsbeat's debate on trust in Leeds City Museum
BBC
BBC Newsbeat's debate on trust in Leeds City Museum

Mirror front page

Mirror front page
Mirror

Guardian front page

Guardian front page
Guardian

Daily Mail front page

Daily Mail front page
Daily Mail

Andrew Neil

Daily and Sunday Politics

tweets:

I enjoyed #ScotDebates though would have liked more interaction between leaders. The English gave Ms Sturgeon an easier time!"

And in defence of Mr Brand...

@RebeccaElizaS

tweets :

#newsbeat the woman on this debate is having a break down over Russell brand..he's allowed his own opinion on politics and he's right"

Rebecca Eliza

Your reaction to the Newsbeat debate on trust in Leeds

@CaolanHamilton

Don't vote if you don't feel represented! If you do go for it. None of the above option on the ballot paper. Voiceless majority. #newsbeat

Caolan Hamilton

Newsbeat debate

#ToWinMyTrust

If anything has been shown tonight it's that young people don’t have one unified opinion on anything. You should be speaking to us like human beings, not an age group."

Sarah, in the audience, from Nottingham

Newsbeat debate

@KieranHarris92

tweets :

#newsbeat I'm a 23 year old home owner with my own business. The government has proved more than helpful for me #hardworkpaysoff #HelptoBuy"

Kieran Harris

Scotland debates: parting shots

After two hours, the Scottish leaders' debate comes to an end and the politicians get one last chance to speak without interruption. In his closing statement, Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says a vote for Labour means throwing David Cameron out "for good" while Nicola Sturgeon says the SNP is the one party that "always stands up for Scotland". 

Scottish leaders' debate
Getty Images

Conservative leader Ruth Davidson vows that you can "choose to be whoever you want to be, there will be a job waiting for you". Lib Dem Willie Rennie says he came into politics to make a difference and after a "tough" five years there has been "economic growth with fairness".

David Maddox, political journalist with the Scotsman

@DavidPBMaddox

tweets :

Good debate on @stvnews Ruth edged it, Jim and Nicola pretty much tied and Willie not far behind...high standard all round #ScotDebates"

Newsbeat debate

@JesseacaGibson

Focus on the wellbeing of the people of our country first. Then build on the economy. #newsbeat"

JessJess!

Newsbeat debate

Live from Leeds

I think Russell Brand brainwashes young voters. He’s just a small man using big words. You need to do the opposite and try and get more young people to vote to counteract him. It makes me so angry. He’s one of the most influential people of last year."

Jess Taberner, 20, from Salford
Audience member attacks Russell Brand for "brainwashing" young voters
BBC
This audience member took on Russell Brand for "brainwashing" young voters. Do you agree?

@AnaSebastian16

tweets :

Why don't politicians look at the situation and "open the books" before making promises? #newsbeat"

Ana Sebastian

Ruth Davidson: No 'free aspirin' for SNP's Nicola Sturgeon

The mood is getting tetchy as the party leaders get stuck into some Scotland-only issues. The Conservative leader Ruth Davidson reckons better-off people in Scotland should pay prescription charges. And she gets personal with the Scottish first minister, saying: "Nicola Sturgeon is the highest paid person in politics, I don't think she should get free aspirin when she goes to the doctor."

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson
Getty Images

Newsbeat debate from Leeds

"Answer the question!"

Newsbeat

Newsbeat's Chris Smith pushes Sam Gyimah, for the Conservatives, on VAT rises and challenges him on why politicians are often not trusted. And it gets a bit heated...

Sam Gyimah: I think you’re going for the cheap laugh, personally.

Chris Smith, BBC Newsbeat: I’ll allow you to answer the question, how many times?

SG: At the last election we promised not to raise VAT, and got into government in debt. No can I just…

CS: It’s quite a simple one. Are you seriously going to sit with people shouting answer the question at you?

SG: When you are in government and you look at the books, you see how tricky things are to achieve.

Newsbeat debate in Leeds
BBC

Who is that moustachioed man?

Much glee on social media after the appearance of a mysterious moustached and be-hatted man in the audience for the TV debate between the leaders of the main Scottish political parties.

Nick Sutton, editor of the World at One on BBC Radio 4, was among those keen to find out the man behind the (obviously fake) facial hair:

Twitter screen grab
Nick Sutton

Helen Lewis, journalist and commentator

@helenlewis

tweets :

Watching the #ScotDebates and feeling jealous of Scotland for having such articulate, energetic, impassioned politicians."

Newsbeat debate from Leeds

Catherine McKernan

tweets :

Brilliant point on apprenticeships and tuition fees, needs to be less snobbery #newsbeat"

@cmkxox

Newsbeat debate

Latest reaction on Twitter

tweets :

#newsbeat YOUNG PEOPLE CARE ABOUT MAINTENANCE COST NOT TUITON FEES

@lucyfowell

Newsbeat debate

@JamesWilliams_9

tweets :

#newsbeat just because more people are going to uni doesn't mean everyone should pay, more grads means a better economy if used effectively"

@JamesWilliams_9

#ToWinMyTrust

#Newsbeat

Who do you trust? Tweet your thoughts on what’s being said at @BBCNewsbeat 's debate in Leeds. And follow the hashtag #ToWinMyTrust on Twitter

Newsbeat debate

Live from Leeds

Every single politician who has said working class people can’t afford university has lied. I am from a poor background and I’m at university now. But the fact is everybody can get to university and none of you here has told the truth about it – it’s free at the point of use.”

Lance , 23, in the audience

Rennie: I saw the pain and the agony

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, hears complaints about the benefits regime. An audience member says he lost benefits after failing to turn up to an interview when he was ill. He adds - to cheers from the audience - that politicians are out of touch with the lives of most people. But Willie Rennie says he has seen "the pain and the agony" caused by unemployment. "I have seen it and I want to change it."

#ToWinMyTrust

Live from the Newsbeat debate in Leeds

We need to stop being so snobbish about non-university pathways. In Germany they are less snobby about it and they are doing far, far better. "

Sadiq Khan, Labour
Sadiq Khan, Labour
BBC

Another referendum on Scottish independence?

At the night's other big political debate - among the four main Scottish party leaders - Nicola Sturgeon says she respects the result of the independence vote last year and insists the Westminster election is "not a re-run of the referendum campaign". A vote for the SNP, she says, means a loud voice for Scotland at Westminster. The former SNP leader, Alex Salmond, had said a further referendum was off the agenda for a generation. Nicola Sturgeon says it's a decision for the people of Scotland, not politicians. "I can't impose a referendum," she says.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon
Getty Images

Newsbeat debate

Live from Leeds

How could any party scrap tuition fees… for students to vote for Nick Clegg on that policy was naive”

Adam, 23, in the audience

Sturgeon: A few years longer to tackle deficit

Time for SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to face the public. A member of the audience is sceptical about SNP plans to increase public spending. "Who in their right mind would continue to increase the deficit?" he asks. Nicola Sturgeon replies: "I don't believe we should do nothing about addressing the deficit and the debt." But she reckons the way it's being done is driving more children into poverty and holding back economic growth. She says the SNP would like to see modest spending increases but would continue to reduce the deficit. But she admits: "Under my plans it would take a few years longer to completely eliminate the deficit."

Naomi at #Newsbeat debate

@Naomi_Barrow

tweets:

@Naomi_Barrow Getting ready for the #newsbeat debate with @BBCGen2015-ers @kate_cd & Richard."

Naomi Barrow
Twitter/Naomi Barrow
Naomi Barrow and friends in Leeds #newsbeat