The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Posts Tagged: Universal Credit
Ryan Bourne: Calm down, stay cool – and drop this talk of tax rises. It’s too early to know how everything will settle down.
It’s baffling why think-tanks are taking the OBR assessments as truth, given its prediction record.
The fourth in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
The first in a mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on Covid-19 – and helping those in deep poverty.
Introducing a series this week on ConservativeHome with the Centre for Social Justice about the pandemic and fairness
We need a long-term poverty strategy and a Social Justice Cabinet Committee. And here’s a Christmas holiday plan for childrens’ food.
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.
Philippa Stroud: The Coalition stopped officially measuring poverty – which left its successor unsighted over free schools meals
We are allowing others to create a narrative for us, and in the absence of an agreed poverty measure and subsequent strategy, we always will.
Ministers could not have handled the matter worse if they’d tried. But Paul Maynard, pictured, is championing a solution.
Emma Revell: The triple-lock for state pensions is not a priority right now. Guaranteeing young people’s futures is.
They’re facing mass unemployment and freezes on their wages. The Government must do its utmost to change the situation.
David Willetts: The Government is wrong to propose cutting back on Universal Credit while the triple lock remains untouched
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.
Robert Halfon: Delivering social justice means feeding children properly. We’re not doing so – and we must.
The Government’s own calculations of welfare payments do not cost in the provision of a healthy diet.
Number 10 should spot the political problem on the horizon and avoid it by having a clear plan.
Four proposals to help engender a sustainable balance between the rights of landlords and renters.
He’s asked whether or not, given the reliance of so many people on the payment, it’s right to mull scrapping it.
We should be aggressively backing UK manufacturing, science and green tech as a key plank of our recovery.