We should take inspiration from other countries which display best practice: Australia and New Zealand.
Posts Tagged: Bright Blue
By adapting the Statutory Maternity Pay system, the Chancellor’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will improve the lives of thousands of people.
The Chancellor should make further provision for them. But the vast though necessary expansion of state spending will need emergency powers-type checks.
On biodiversity, climate change, and the illegal wildlife trade, the UK and her Overseas Territories can play a crucial role.
While Britain’s income floor has become a lot bouncier, its income ceiling remains sticky.
His announcement on EU nationals – crafted to appeal to liberal Leavers, Remainers and Softer Brexiteers – has perfect pitch in terms of the coalition he is trying to build.
Working-aged benefits have been deeply and disproportionately cut. But if the welfare system is to be suitably resourced in the future, the public need to believe it is fair.
It would be easy to complain about unrealistic Labour promises, or hope people will naturally switch allegiance as they age, but neither approach is good enough.
A ‘helping hand’ payment for new claimants, more disability advisers, and an obligation for the state to pay out on time would all help.
Wilf Lytton: Ten years of the Climate Change Act. We need a new target to get net emissions down to zero.
The IPCC’s latest report removes any doubt that upholding the Paris Agreement is in the UK’s interests.
In certain respects, the UK’s leaving of the EU could reap animal welfare benefits on a scale hitherto unimaginable.
Rebecca Pow: Reconnecting young people with the natural world would bring benefits to mental and physical health
From creating more green and blue spaces, to GPs prescribing walks and gardening, nature can be a soothing, healing influence.
Anything that is easy to administer and available to everyone at low cost has to be a useful aid in dealing with this epidemic.
Bob Seely: My housing challenge to think tanks. Devise a strategy that will prize social justice above economic liberalism.
In my constituency, we have a target of just over 640 homes a year. Our housing waiting list is 3,000.
Nicky Morgan: Women on boards. We need fair access – not positive discrimination. And no more evasive excuses.
“Not enough senior women”…” “Not enough interested women”… “All the good ones have been snapped up”… “We already have one”… “No vacancies”…