Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
Posts Tagged: Unemployment
Some form of the scheme may be necessary as an expedient. But beware: nothing lasts so long as the temporary.
Ryan Bourne: The upside-world of virus economics. And why we free marketeers must adapt our usual ways of thinking.
The theoretical aim of policy then should be bridging over what is hopefully a short pause in activity – eliminating near-term distress for households and businesses.
Emily Farley: To close the disability employment gap, we need the voluntary sector’s ‘little platoons’
The Government’s current approach to contracts locks out small, specialist providers in exchange for a handful of multinationals.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – We must ensure that no-one is left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
We took ads on Facebook to trumpet our town’s success stories. It also helped that the local MP is recognised to be fighting for Brexit.
Alex Morton: Riots, looting, pillaging, yellow vests. France shows what Britain could face if Brexit is blocked.
A new book argues that the country is divided between a metropolitan elite, which rules for its own advantage – and the rest.
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.”
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?