To respect devolution, the UK Government must not impose such a drastic development on the Province. Is this a test run for England?
The Government’s current approach to contracts locks out small, specialist providers in exchange for a handful of multinationals.
Plus: More Ronseal, please. And: If the Treasury wants to flick multiple V-signs at blue collar voters, it will put up fuel duty.
There has been no consultation with those who live in the part of the UK that these changes would affect.
The former Minister for Disabled People contributes the first article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.
For too long, much of the political and policy debate on this has not been focused on the action needed to drive better outcomes for the most disadvantaged in our society.
Government should be passionate about self-reliance, but we must also recognise the transformative power of an enabling state.
There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
The Government should get on with publishing the promised Green paper and return to the pledge in our winning 2015 election manifesto.
“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.”
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.
Philippa Stroud’s new Social Metrics Commission hopes to bring light to murky statistical waters. But can numbers ever truly neutralise politics?
They are a stealth tax on the sick, the vulnerable, on families, and our hard-working NHS employees. And nearly 50 per cent of hospitals charge blue-badge holders.
We believe in freedom – which is why we’ve initiated this Global Disability Summit.