There will always be a case for just giving people money, but ministers should consider a much wider spread of better-targeted interventions instead.
Posts by Paul Maynard MP
Paul Maynard was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport from July 2019 to February 2020. He is MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys.Follow @
Paul Maynard: Maintaining the Universal Credit uplift is of major importance in Red Wall seats such as mine
One in five working-age adults receive Universal Credit here in Blackpool. Our Party should offer strong support to supporting low-income families.
Paul Maynard: Our political problem with free school meals isn’t happening by accident. We are failing to focus on life chances.
We don’t just need to build back better with economic policy, but use the challenges of the pandemic to address social concerns too.
Paul Maynard: Here’s why I believe as an ex-Minister that a hard rain may indeed be coming for the civil service
The machinery of state has shown itself to lack the bandwidth and agility required to deliver complexity at pace.
Paul Maynard: The Coronavirus and airlines. There’s an urgent need to suspend the slot allocation rules.
Common sense must prevail. The ‘use it or lose it rule’ should be relaxed so that airlines can consolidate services where there aren’t enough passengers.