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Nigel Farage: Ukip 'wants our country back'

Nigel Farage has unveiled Ukip's manifesto for the upcoming General Election, pledging to introduce a referendum to "free" Britain from the European Union, adding: "Then, only then, can we truly control our borders."

The party leader also promised an £18 billion "tax giveaway", including plans to raise the income tax threshold for lower and middle earners and abolish inheritance tax.

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Watch live: Ukip launches 'serious, fully-costed' manifesto

Ukip launches its general election campaign manifesto today, setting out what it claims are "serious, fully-costed policies" for people who "believe in Britain".

Among the expected pledges are a £12 billion boost for the NHS, a five-year ban on unskilled migrants, and a referendum on EU membership "as soon as possible".

Watch the announcement live here from 11.15am:

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