A ‘helping hand’ payment for new claimants, more disability advisers, and an obligation for the state to pay out on time would all help.
Posts Tagged: Universal Credit
“So I will be reviewing our goal to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027. We can do more, and I want to set a new and more ambitious goal.”
There is a strong case for altering the balance of welfare spending between working people and those retired.
Interview. Sharma – “Every foreign investor I met thought leaving the EU would present significantly more opportunities for bilateral trade.”
The Employment Minister embodies two reasons why the Government is still afloat – its jobs creation record and under-reported Ministerial loyalty.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
Cripplingly high effective marginal tax rates, and other imbalances, are skewing the tax system against the things we care about.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
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.
Universal Credit. Noble aim, thorny problems – and Rudd’s decision. If the scheme is to work properly, it must be paid for.
If you appoint Duncan Smith to the post she now holds, as Cameron did in 2010, it follows that you must fund his plan fully.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Can it be that Corbyn thinks a “coup de grace” is some kind of fancy ice cream?
Instead of pressing home the attack on the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition helped her regain her composure.
She didn’t establish herself as a strategic Home Secretary, but is a highly effective media performer.
“We have gone from no deal is better than a bad deal, to any deal is better than no deal.” McVey’s resignation letter – full text
“I cannot defend this, and I cannot vote for this deal. I could not look my constituents in the eye were I to do that. I therefore have no alternative but to resign…”
Robert Halfon: How the patronising metropolitan elites wrinkled up their noses at more money for potholes
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
Tom Clougherty: Make Work Pay. A new agenda from the CPS for fairer taxes – including an end to pernicious marginal rates.
If one of a couple claiming the marriage allowance becomes a higher rate taxpayer, there is a 23,800 per cent marginal tax rate on the first penny over the threshold.