Each Secretary of State in every department should examine the impact of their department’s policies on families’ lives.
Posts Tagged: Family and relationships
Penny Mordaunt: We will get stick from the Corbynistas. And from the small-minded. But we are backing this move to support disabled people none the less.
We believe in freedom – which is why we’ve initiated this Global Disability Summit.
Michael Tomlinson: I voted Leave. But as MPs leave Westminster this summer, we must look wider than the EU debate – and deliver social justice for Britain.
We must embrace such issues as poverty, families, prisons and young people.
The era of social media and smartphones means there are new pressures on children. Promoting marriage and stability is more important than ever.
In the final instalment of our new mini-series on families and tax, the authors explore how errors in the current arrangements might be fixed.
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.
In the first instalment of our new mini-series on families and tax, the authors look back to where Nigel Lawson’s 1988 reforms went wrong.
Money would go from one person through a bureaucracy to another person in the same household – who probably holds a joint bank account with the first person.
Look wider than the tragic tale of Alfie Evans. And ask if the balance of power is right between families and the state.
Disputes have focused on questions arising from his plight – parental, ethical, legal. But it may be useful to widen the angle of the lens.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
Here on the Isle of Wight, in essence one week will be taken off the end of the summer holidays and added on to the autumn half term to give a two week break.
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.
Ryan Henson: How to improve opportunities for white working-class boys – and get more on the Tory benches too
Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
New polling on behalf of the Centre for Social Justice and Family Stability Network helps to highlight what young people themselves are asking for.
Maria Caulfield: We already have a right to die – and shouldn’t force a duty to kill on doctors and nurses
Even the activists campaigning for legalised assisted suicide have admitted that “the majority of people who die in the UK will not suffer pain”.