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 was the Prime Minister on his classic, pre-coalition, pre-crunch form. There are devils in the detail, but his plan is an excellent one.
Every year, about a thousand children in care move school at least once a term. That instability makes a difficult situation far worse.
The Justice Secretary’s speech offers hope for those who want to see lower crime, and lives put back on track.
I stood against him in May – he’s likeable, down-to-earth and sincere, if wrong. And his unlikely rise spells trouble for the Opposition.
The third piece in our mini-series about the Chancellor explores how he has balanced austerity with social policy innovation.