The problem is that spiralling spending demands quickly use up the options which voters don’t notice. Eventually you need other big sources of revenue,
Posts Tagged: The Welfare State
Syed Kamall: Rashford’s campaign calls for state action – but equally highlights the power of individuals and community
The recent debate on free school meals has shown, among many things, the impact of local civil society non-state organisations.
He will have to be more than a kind of North London John Smith if he wants to do more than just profit from the Government’s misfortunes.
Britain imposes uniquely heavy burdens on low-income workers with dependants, which create a huge drag on social mobility. Profound reform is needed.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
James Frayne: Ten errors that Conservatives must avoid making about the new working class voters who backed them last month
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.
Our Moggcast interviewee contributes the second article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
Dom Morris: A National Welfare Council, uniting disparate departments and agencies, could greatly alleviate poverty
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
Dean Godson: There are plenty of ideas on the centre-right. Here’s how it can create a new, decent, patriotric consensus.
Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
A ‘helping hand’ payment for new claimants, more disability advisers, and an obligation for the state to pay out on time would all help.
Cripplingly high effective marginal tax rates, and other imbalances, are skewing the tax system against the things we care about.
Gareth Streeter: Three facts which suggest a rise in food bank use is not just down to Universal Credit
If we continue to scapegoat welfare reform, we will never gain the depth of understanding we need to truly make poverty history.
Rees-Mogg is “worried” by reports that working families will lose money. Plus: how should May pitch for Labour voters? And why he is “always on good behaviour.”
“I remember the single mother who told me she wanted to get into the workplace…but the JobCentre had told her she’d be better off on benefits.”
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.