The pandemic has regularly pitched the economy and health on different sides of the policy response. This is a false choice.
The third in a mini-series of articles on ConHome this week about healthcare after Covid.
The borough, GPs and the NHS knows that the figures are wrong. But without someone to clean the information or update the systems, we will struggle.
Overall, I still think that their re-use in the UK after the summer lull is evidence of the failure of the Government to think on the right margins.
The second in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
In the wake of International Women’s Day, the fifth article in a five-piece series on ConservativeHome this week.
The Budget was, if truly honest, a sign that the Government shuns spending cuts and embraces tax rises – which is ultimately unsustainable.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
Success is most common where donors have focused in terms of the countries with whom they work on a long-term basis.
The most important question today isn’t whether the Government’s plan is right or wrong, but how decisions should be made about it.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.
We should double down on Product Development Partnerships, which are alive and well in the field of public health.
Plans to formally integrate these two spheres are long overdue – so the Government must ensure it gets it right and does not neglect digital.
If first dose efficacy proves strong, the Prime Minister will have to break with those who fail to think about the marginal costs and benefits of shutdowns.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.