Former service personnel of working age are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as those in the UK general population.
Posts Tagged: Unemployment
Holly Whitbread: Away with this doom and gloom. Let’s all cheer up – and look forward to this new Festival of Britain.
In the face of our challenges, we often forget about our many opportunities, our potential and what we already have to celebrate.
But although the era of austerity is coming to a close, we are emphatically not rejecting the need for ongoing discipline with the public finances.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…
Andrew Selous: Our belief in free markets does not mean that we will fail to call out abuse where we see it
A commitment to social justice has always been at the heart of conservatism. Now we need to do more to support families, health and relationships.
What’s more, it might be starting to help lift wages, too.
The old, with their savings, could help the young. The economically active young could help the old, by giving them an income.
Each Secretary of State in every department should examine the impact of their department’s policies on families’ lives.
Nat Wei: Like Peel versus the Corn Laws, the Conservative Party must use Brexit to slash the cost of living
As he battled the agri-barons, and Thatcher battled the union barons, so we must champion the underdog against the corporatist barons of today.
The passengers on board this ship came with ambition, skills, and a desire to play a part in the UK’s reconstruction after World War Two.
Scott Kelly: Technical education is still too narrow, and flaws in the apprenticeship levy are hindering progress
The Government must act now, or risk a generation of school leavers missing out on the opportunity to acquire technical skills.
The employment figures tell a “Great British success story” – but that message could be made even more powerful
We must always remember that the remarkable job statistics are primarily the achievement of the people, not of politicians.
Shaun Bailey: We are the party of social mobility – but we must increase our focus on disadvantaged communities
They feel left behind and untouched by the economic progress that has been made. Getting people into work must be at the top of our priority list.
In Wandsworth we are working with employers and further education colleges – and providing the infrastructure needed for economic growth.
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.