Reshaping Whitehall must be sanctioned by the Prime Minister, but he can empower the Government’s proven reformer, Michael Gove, to drive change.
British society has mobilised on an exceptional scale to meet the coronavirus crisis. We must forge this militia into a standing army.
The Treasury’s decision is a vital moment in the battle against coronavirus and in the emerging consensus about the country we want to be in future.
Despite help being set out for companies during the pandemic, there have been issues with the implementation of schemes. Ministers must keep an eye on this.
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The part of the country that is working well is the part that is not waiting for people in a risk-averse chain of centralised command to make a decision.
A deep reservoir of community and contribution, obscured in normal times, has been uncovered by our present situation.
The Chancellor could please every beer & cider drinker; charity donor; motorhome manufacturer, retailer and owner; caravan site owner, and public toilet user in Britain.
Furthermore, further education (FE) is another pressing concern for new Tory voters.
The Council and local charities work together to defeat loneliness and social isolation
The government has delayed changes to the laws restricting charity lotteries, even though some legislation dates back to 1976.
Theresa May co-authored a report in 2012 which identified key lessons from a notable success story. Seven years later, why has so little been done?
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
Ultimately, we are working to ‘design out’ homelessness entirely, by helping at-risk people before they get to a crisis point.
We should look to Asia for a practical and cost-effective way to give rough sleepers a permanent address and bed for the night.