The Labour leader presses the Government on food banks and social care, and the Prime Minister touts tax cuts and boosts to incomes.
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There are benefits all round when employers adopt the higher, voluntary rate, and the public sector ought to be setting an example.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
Robert Halfon: How the patronising metropolitan elites wrinkled up their noses at more money for potholes
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
Robert Halfon: Please, please free me from Brexit Groundhog Day Brexit Groundhog Day Brexit Groundhog Day…
Plus: The train of communism stalls but the train of conservatism stutters. And: Tackling Burning Injustices does not mean taxing milkshakes.
This is a robust, Conservative policy that enhances the stability of our society by encouraging and supporting prudent financial decision-making.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
Robert Halfon: Three big Conservative achievements. Better schools, more apprenticeships – and help for lower paid people.
Of course, mistakes are made, and governments get things wrong – but there is also a duty to make sure that the good gets out into the public sphere too.
I suggest exploring the possibility of categorising self-employed work into two categories – self-employed work, and agency-supplied self-employed work.
Nadhim Zahawi: Unfussily, quietly and impressively, Hammond’s Budget has prepared the ground for national recovery
The Chancellor has not suddenly changed who he is; he has carefully analysed the issues we face and plotted out a course of action to build a Britain fit for the future.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
Interview with Rosa Monckton. How the minimum wage helps keep 93 per cent of people with learning difficulties unemployed
The businesswoman, whose daughter Domenica has Down’s Syndrome, says that the disabled should be welcomed into the world of work.
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.