We have our reservations about the Foreign Secretary, but concede that he alone, of those Ministers who spoke this week, made the Tory message sing.
Posts Tagged: Minimum Wage
Richard Short: There is a way to lift the pay cap – without caving in to Labour’s plan and putting jobs at risk
We should look again at appreciating the added value that the public sector brings to the wealth of the economy – and lift the cap for low earners.
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
Retail – and why the Conservatives should turn their focus to how Corbyn would plunder your purse, wallet and savings
May has a campaign for the country. She must complement it, as best she can, with one for you and your family.
Ryan Bourne: May has chosen to occupy the centre, rather than try to shift it. This bodes badly for Britain, Brexit – and the economy.
The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
Kevin Hollinrake: Why the National Minimum Wage should be raised to the level of the National Living Wage
A new study shows that paying a living wage is good for employees, and that it’s proving to make good business sense too.
We should take the opportunity to remind ourselves what real progress means and rededicate ourselves to its cause.
You may well hear grumbling from businesses about the levy which will help to fund them – but the effort will be worth it.
George Osborne ignored the well-justified caution which had kept minimum wage rises so modest, and the evidence that his ploy will harm employment growth.
The Autumn Statement. Giveaways from Hammond this morning. The takeaways will come will this afternoon.
The Chancellor’s big task today is to give business a sense of the Government’s plan for Britain post-Brexit.
As the Commons prepares to debates the effects of Brexit on these rights, here’s the story of how the Party has supplied them from Peel through to Cameron.
David Skelton: We need a new generation of low-rent homes – and the Government can help to provide them
Polling by Shelter showed that such a scheme that tackled the housing crisis and gave the low-paid a helping hand on to the housing ladder would also be hugely popular.
The salient point is that it is government intervention that raises the cost of living.
The fourth in a series of policy briefings.
Michael Orton: Tackling insecurity. Here’s a plan published from the Left but with solutions for the Right – and for everyone else
Our Five-plus ideas focus on good jobs, decent incomes, secure and affordable housing and the best start in life for all our children and grandchildren