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Posts Tagged: Welfare Reform
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
Our New Generation programme will be tasked with producing policies in areas that are of pressing concern to voters: tax, enterprise, housing, welfare.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
With sensible changes to things like direct payments and access to information, the new system can work better for everybody.
Ideas for the Budget 5) James Kirkup: Ditch the surplus target. Build new towns. Raise inheritance taxes and boost universal credit.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
The Chancellor should also support life-long learning through training vouchers, and offer tax breaks for politically independent trade unions.
It’s good that the absurd telephone charges have been scrapped – but the bigger problem remains unresolved.
The rebels are right – Universal Credit is a good reform, endangered by a poor decision on its implementation
Ministers would do well to listen to their colleagues who want to improve – not destroy – this laudable change to the welfare system.
“What we want is Universal Credit which is simpler, more straightforward, and which makes sure that work always pays.”
It needs investment, but is a vast improvement on the system it replaces. The MPs who want a delay are misguided.
Alex Burghart: Why Universal Credit is needed. How it helps people find work. And what must be done to make it even better.
It’s important that the Government does more to publicise the fact that people can apply for an advance on their benefits with a repayment period of six months.
This Government must be about more than Brexit, and there are a range of practical steps we can and should take straight away.
“We’re badly trailing in the polls. Corbyn’s up and you’re down. You hired me to get things done and tell you how I see it. Here goes.”