It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
Posts Tagged: Office of National Statistics
Stephen Booth: Brexit and the economy. There are ups, there are downs. But whatever happens, our fundamentals remain strong.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.
Mark Harper: Here are the reforms we need to make to the Apprenticeship Levy, Further Education and student funding
Shifting the focus to FE is not only the right thing to do, but would send a powerful message.
Lee Rowley: Brexit is big. But our politics is bigger – and I say that as a committed Leaver. Here are some ideas to boost it.
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
The digital revolution throws up a legion of big policy questions – from the ethics of AI to stopping terrorism online. We can make a start by getting the facts right.
Plus: We need a Housing Minister who will do for new homes what Michael Heseltine did with development corporations in the 1980s.
Brexit offers an opportunity to change our path – and failing to do so could bring very serious electoral consequences.
Julian Brazier: Mass immigration helps to drive our housing crisis. No wonder young people are angry – as I know to my cost.
An unholy alliance of vested commercial interests on the one hand, and left-leaning commentators on the other, have poisoned the well of the debate on migration.
British workers must be equipped for the task – especially since voters have sent a clear message about wanting stricter controls on immigration.
The OECD, the IMF, the Treasury, Osborne. How the experts got it wrong on the aftermath of a Leave vote.
We present chapter and verse of seven ways in which Project Fear’s short-term warnings have turned out to be mistaken.