Philippa Stroud’s new Social Metrics Commission hopes to bring light to murky statistical waters. But can numbers ever truly neutralise politics?
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What’s more, it might be starting to help lift wages, too.
Under the current regime, the tax avoidance measure is to simply hang onto the property until death. The Chancellor should fix that flaw.
Sleeping rough is more than the lack of a bed; it’s a personal and social tragedy. How we respond to it is a litmus test for our society.
She notes that the choice is not between maintaining prices or building more, but between building more and ushering in Corbynism.
People’s preferences are clear. But the current system insists on bringing forward designs that jar painfully with them.
The employment figures tell a “Great British success story” – but that message could be made even more powerful
We must always remember that the remarkable job statistics are primarily the achievement of the people, not of politicians.
The Moggcast. “We’ve got to build a lot of houses”, including on “poor quality scrub land” in the Green Belt.
The Government should mull the Heathrow Hub proposal. Plus: Nanny is yet to see her own appearance on Tracey Ullman’s show.
It would be easy, but mistaken, to take the path of least resistance and simply re-enact the dated Cameron ‘modernising’ agenda.
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” the Prime Minister wrote when he stood down in January. And here he is.
A new “use it or lose it” planning rule might help – but could bring unintended consequences.
The idea that those now entering old age somehow had it easy is completely wrong. And so is the myth that they are intolerant and narrow-minded.
It’s easy to demand more, or for unscrupulous firms to wail at being reined in. But to govern is to decide.
Chris Philp: Building more homes is not enough – let’s reserve a proportion of them for UK residents
Increasing supply is important, and so is making sure that young Britons have a chance to get on the ladder.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.