Here’s her take on Universal Credit, science, Liverpool, same-sex marriage – and her department. “Big thanks to the Jabs Army, we are the Jobs Army.”
In the wake of International Women’s Day, the fifth article in a five-piece series on ConservativeHome this week.
The present social contract was written when the number of taxpayers well outstripped the number of retirees. But times have changed.
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
The public would catch up when growth slowed and redundancies rose. It would become clear that raising taxes on employers doesn’t help anyone.
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
The Coronavirus will punch a hole in Sunak’s sums sufficient to throw levelling-up, Boosterism, Brexit bonuses – what have you – off course.
Simply scrapping higher rate tax relief would be an act of fiscal hooliganism, but the Chancellor has other options available to him.
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
However, I do fear that in certain areas it hands too much power to a regulator which is just as prone to mistakes as those it supervises.
The Government needs to consider three strands if it is to offer a comprehensive solution: state support, private assets, and individual planning.
Wanted: a grand bargain with voters, whereby some rises at the top end are traded off for others nearer the bottom.
This government has identified problems and is working on the solutions that will make a real difference to everyone saving for their retirement.
“After decades of declines in workplace pension saving, we are now seeing increases. We want to extend that benefit to people under the age of 22.”