Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
Posts Tagged: Poverty
There is a huge cost to the NHS and social care services when landlords fail to provide energy efficient homes.
There is nothing like FOTBs anywhere else in Europe. This toxic mix of high stakes and rapid spins is leaving an alarming amount of people with addiction and debt.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
The Government must do much more to promote universities, apprenticeships and FE colleagues equally to ensure that young people get the skills they need.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
The first piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which will be launched in Parliament this week.
This pernicious addiction ruins lives and families. The current rules are insufficient.
The really interesting question is: what causes wealth? And the answer is clear enough – specialisation and exchange.
We should put the proceeds in a special Redistribution Fund to spend either on public services, or on poorer communities, or cutting taxes for the lower paid.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower calamity – and regardless of it – asserting property rights is not enough
A Conservative MP has led the way in proposing how London could be rebalanced away from the super-rich and back towards the mass of its citizens.
The way in which the 0.7 per cent target is defined is out of date. Lack of money is not necessarily the primary cause of underdevelopment.
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.
Arguments for interfering further, or differently, with the pie, therefore, should be based primarily on need rather than on redistribution.