It’s time the Tories stood up proudly as the party of all business, including the small businesses and self-employed that are the beating heart of our economy.
Our analysis shows that any political party will struggle to win a working majority if they fail to connect with the poorest voters across Britain.
Our businesses have the ingenuity, skills and talent to succeed, but they need to know what the future will hold before they can invest, hire and deliver.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
The savings for the taxpayer could be used to boost training opportunities for other young people.
Rather than demanding capitalism-is-broken remedies, I have found strong support for measures they recognise will support their employers.
We should counter their crude and authoritarian plan proposals with a progressive plan for flexible working which better suits the modern workforce.
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.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
Where George Cadbury led, Pret a Manger, Microsoft and Nationwide now follow.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
The former Minister for Disabled People contributes the first article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.