The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
Posts Tagged: Department of Work and Pensions
Competent, loyal, a woman – oh, and a Johnson voter from the leadership election. We hope the new Work and Pensions Secretary enjoys the ride.
Dom Morris: A National Welfare Council, uniting disparate departments and agencies, could greatly alleviate poverty
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
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.
He resigned in December over Brexit, but has now been promoted from PPS to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.
The Prime Minister has started filling some of the extraordinary number of vacancies in her ministry we identified this morning.
“So I will be reviewing our goal to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027. We can do more, and I want to set a new and more ambitious goal.”
Universal Credit. Noble aim, thorny problems – and Rudd’s decision. If the scheme is to work properly, it must be paid for.
If you appoint Duncan Smith to the post she now holds, as Cameron did in 2010, it follows that you must fund his plan fully.
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
She didn’t establish herself as a strategic Home Secretary, but is a highly effective media performer.
Alok Sharma: Go to jobcentres, listen to claimants and staff – and you’ll hear the case for Universal Credit loud and clear
The legacy benefits system is a mix of six benefits, has three cliff-edges – and punishes extra hours. It lets people down and holds them back.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
Profile: Esther McVey, who scares and infuriates Labour by reaching the northerners it has neglected
The Work and Pensions Secretary has a genuine belief in social mobility and is magnificently unabashed under fire.
Councils sharing space with job centres is an example. It means an improved service – and releases buildings which can be sold to reduce debt and provide new homes.
This government has identified problems and is working on the solutions that will make a real difference to everyone saving for their retirement.