Efficiently delivered by the private sector, this scheme is a real boon to the very hard-working families Theresa May wants to help.
Posts Tagged: Home and family
Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
The Chancellor should commit to a Family Services Transformation Fund of £100 million over four years to help relationship support and post-separation support.
Nick Campsie and Dan Watkins: Going a little further on free childcare could produce disproportionate benefits
Current provision helps, but it doesn’t quite offer the full range of employment opportunities that would make the biggest difference.
Requiring divorcing couples to assign blame often increases the acrimony, and the harm, of the process.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.
The modern family is changing, and the law should change with it. In any event, the traditional view of marriage has already been overhauled by the Conservatives.
The final piece in our five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which was launched in Parliament this week.
Derek Thomas: Better support for fathers would reduce family breakdown and improve children’s life chances
The fourth piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which is being launched in Parliament this week.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
The third piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which is being launched in Parliament this week.
The second piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which will be launched in Parliament this week.