The solution to the problems they described isn’t debate over regulation – but scaling up programmes that focus on young people heading for the clink.
The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
Matthew Oakley: Levelling up. We need to measure it in order to deliver it – and know that it’s worked
The first report of a new commission finds that disparities are just as apparent within regions, cities and towns as they are between them.
We estimate that streamlining the quango state could mean nearly 34,000 people off the taxpayer payroll, and a saving of £3.25 billion a year.
Caroline Elsom: The Online Harms proposals set us on a course that will threaten freedom, privacy and competitiveness – while being unlikely to make us safer
We wouldn’t want constraints on free speech imposed on the basis of opaque agreements between platforms and politicians.
Andy Cook: New stop and search powers are backed by the public – whatever the fashionable commentariat says
Serious Violence Reduction Orders send a strong message that violence and carrying weapons can and will be stopped.
Without action, profitable firms may spend years paying back creditors rather than investing and creating jobs.
Digital silos are slowing NHS staff down, causing unnecessary stress, and creating huge inefficiencies and security issues at the heart of the service.
The Government is proposing to plough £800 million into copying an idea the US abandoned decades ago. It won’t work.
The ban blocks paid work in favour ofhandouts, maintains barriers to integration, and hobbles our vulnerable economy with unnecessary red tape.
Eamonn Butler: More state provision won’t fix social care. It needs partnerships with independent providers.
Investors should create new homes – in an economies-of-scale dozen at a time, and lease a whole care package to local authorities.
After a decade of forward guidance, credit easing and quantitative easing, it was clear even before the Covid-19 crisis that monetary policy had run out of road.
The irony of the last six weeks of social distancing and self-isolation is that the pandemic has brought us closer together in spirit.
The available evidence “leads to a conclusion that the death rate in Northern Ireland is almost identical to that in the Republic”.
Although NHSX’s approach involves a degree of centralisation, it is important to remember that the identifiers uploaded to the server will remain anonymous.