His in-tray features: Covid, mental health, NHS reform…and social care. He’s set to be the most pressured Health Secretary since Lansley.
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Looked at in the round, over the 2010-2016 period, the UK had the joint highest growth for a G7 economy, level with the US.
Interview. Therese Coffey – “An element of a kinder politics is not calling other people bigots because you don’t agree with them.”
Here’s her take on Universal Credit, science, Liverpool, same-sex marriage – and her department. “Big thanks to the Jabs Army, we are the Jobs Army.”
Frank Young: Educational Long Covid. Why the collapse of schooling over lockdown will haunt the poor for years to come.
The second in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
Like the virus itself, and like other restrictions, this shutdown will come down hardest on the deep poor
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
Introducing a series this week on ConservativeHome with the Centre for Social Justice about the pandemic and fairness
We need a long-term poverty strategy and a Social Justice Cabinet Committee. And here’s a Christmas holiday plan for childrens’ food.
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
Together with error, it is set to cost the taxpayer an eye-watering sum in the region of £4.6 billion.
Javid delivers the Budget he never got a chance to – via the Centre for Policy Studies. He wants to go for growth.
It’s a good thing for former senior Ministers to keep thinking, going and contributing, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a comeback to government.
An election that saw them returned to say yes to Brexit and boosterism leaves Johnson vulnerable to events and reality.
Mike Brewer: Universal Credit – the surprise hero of this crisis so far. But more daunting challenges await it.
The Government should temporarily suspend or increase the benefit cap – so that all families on UC benefit from the emergency measures.
Iain Duncan Smith: Here’s to a quiet success in the struggle against the virus – the resilience and robustness of Universal Credit
The system has been able to withstand the enormous pressures of this pandemic, with more than 1.5 million new claims processed.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Let’s say that Patel did, on occasion, shout – or lose her temper. Should that really be deemed unacceptable?
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?