He’s asked whether or not, given the reliance of so many people on the payment, it’s right to mull scrapping it.
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We should be aggressively backing UK manufacturing, science and green tech as a key plank of our recovery.
The schools debacle is a consequence not of the personal failings of Williamson, but of the structural flaws of this Government
We have a dominating centre and compliant Ministers. The Education Secretary was given his marching orders, and told to like them or lump them.
Robert Halfon: There must be no tax rises for lower income voters to help meet the costs of the virus
No fuel duty rises, self-employed taxes, income tax rises, more taxes on food and drink – and the like.
“Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Saves lives” now needs to end up as “Get back to work. Protect the economy. Save livelihoods.”
Mike Brewer: Universal Credit – the surprise hero of this crisis so far. But more daunting challenges await it.
The Government should temporarily suspend or increase the benefit cap – so that all families on UC benefit from the emergency measures.
Owen Paterson: Cameron’s Coalition was formed ten years ago today. It left us a message of hope that we should honour.
As a member of his first Cabinet, I was tested in Northern Ireland – as elsewhere the new government reduced the defict and reformed public services.
The CSJ’s proposals would bring practices in line with the private sector – and establish a new contract of fairness.
Absent a clearly articulated strategy business uncertainty will heighten, and severe non-compliance is risked
John Redwood: The Government should support businesses through lockdown. But ensure a return to normality too.
Despite help being set out for companies during the pandemic, there have been issues with the implementation of schemes. Ministers must keep an eye on this.
Graham Gudgin: Speed, scale, simplicity. Three principles for further action by Ministers to protect jobs and help people.
The job now needs to be completed by shoring up workers’ incomes and firms’ revenues to as close to 100 per cent as is practical.
It will take a vast New Deal of actual spending to lift Europe out of Coronavirus slump and head off a deflationary depression.
The Government has sat on its hands over the National Retraining Scheme. Ministers need to deliver it – with laid-off workers in the fast lane.
David Gauke: The virus – and my journey from serving as Lord Chancellor to volunteering to stack shelves
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
Neil O’Brien: We are on a terrible course. But some people are still messing about as though this were a game.
With the bazooka being well-wielded by Sunak, it seems almost churlish to suggest some further things the Treasury could do. But here are three.