I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
Posts Tagged: Universal Credit
The high Council Tax taper in Lambeth, Brent, Harrow, and Waltham Forest means less incentive to come off benefits and into work.
People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
Given the resistance of Tory MPs to spending cuts and tax rises, Hammond’s easiest course would be to push any into the future. But this wouldn’t be problem-free…
Jock McMillan: A sixth of Tory MPs have no active social media profile. No wonder Labour is sweeping the youth vote.
For anyone with a mobile phone, it’s not rocket science to see why the Conservative Party is a decade behind in engaging people of my age.
With sensible changes to things like direct payments and access to information, the new system can work better for everybody.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
Ideas for the Budget 5) James Kirkup: Ditch the surplus target. Build new towns. Raise inheritance taxes and boost universal credit.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
The Chancellor should commit to a Family Services Transformation Fund of £100 million over four years to help relationship support and post-separation support.
Sir Edward Leigh: The Government’s refusal to respond to the Opposition’s welfare motion undermines Parliament
We backed Brexit to make those in power more accountable. The House of Commons must not be ignored as if it were a mere debating society.
It’s good that the absurd telephone charges have been scrapped – but the bigger problem remains unresolved.
The Prime Minister’s staff need to get to work on an Elementary Economics Course for Lefties.
“He is the Red Adair of the administration – the middle-order batsman who, if the openers are out cheaply, ensures that the middle order does not collapse.”