Rather than obsess about lack of aspiration, it is the lack of social capital that we should be focusing on.
Posts Tagged: Childcare
In the second article of our mini-series, the Harlow MP calls for a relentless focus on the cost of living, a skills-based economy, social injustices and affordable housing.
Rebecca Lowe: The Conservatives and women. The Tory electoral challenge has more to do with age than gender.
Rather than wasting time with forays into positive discrimination, the Conservatives should weight the merits of various forms of increased flexibility at work.
George Freeman: Come to our Big Tent Ideas Festival next weekend. And help build conservatism and capitalism for a new generation.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.
Iain Mansfield: To bring greater fairness to families, free childcare should be linked to the transferable tax allowance
In the second instalment of our mini-series on families and tax, the author says that trading off the two would give parents, straight or gay, greater choice and control.
How we can push more fathers into taking extended paternity leave for the good of women, children, and the economy.
They need time and resources spent on preparing them for employment and for life – and for their Government to adapt as quickly as they are doing.
To my mind, once some kind of base fairness has been established, then it’s best to leave cultural transformations down to demand.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
Large companies should be required to offer paternity leave on the same basis as maternity leave. Families should have the choice of who should stay home.
The Government may be about to go against its own messages and negatively impact a generation of parents.
Well, at least more people than previously now know he is Minister for Children and Families. What should be in his in-tray?
Efficiently delivered by the private sector, this scheme is a real boon to the very hard-working families Theresa May wants to help.
The Chancellor should commit to a Family Services Transformation Fund of £100 million over four years to help relationship support and post-separation support.
Nick Campsie and Dan Watkins: Going a little further on free childcare could produce disproportionate benefits
Current provision helps, but it doesn’t quite offer the full range of employment opportunities that would make the biggest difference.