But he lists the good news and claims that it has “defied expectations and will provide the solid foundation that Britain needs to seize the opportunities of the future.”
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There are benefits all round when employers adopt the higher, voluntary rate, and the public sector ought to be setting an example.
Plus: In news elsewhere, a luxury women’s health spa in Belgravia – with annual membership fees of £5,500 – this week blamed Brexit for its closure.
The answer seems likely to be yes. But there are still implications for the politics and economics of Brexit.
Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
Is it reasonable to expect more political benefit from record numbers in employment, record numbers of vacancies, and wages rising faster than inflation?
Former service personnel of working age are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as those in the UK general population.
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.