Here’s her take on Universal Credit, science, Liverpool, same-sex marriage – and her department. “Big thanks to the Jabs Army, we are the Jobs Army.”
Debates around this issue are conducted as if it were politicians’ own money at stake rather than taxpayers’.
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
There will always be a case for just giving people money, but ministers should consider a much wider spread of better-targeted interventions instead.
There may some ingenious halfway house solution. But it is hard to say how extending it for another year can be avoided.
We found over a million people excluded from the Government schemes are struggling to pay for food and everyday essentials.
If you enter work, you lose 63p of benefit for every £1 you earn. This acts like a hefty tax on the poor.
The recent bias in Downing Street against putting the Work and Pensions Secretary up for press conferences and big media shows is inexplicable.
The idea is reportedly being considered as an alternative simply to continuing or ending the Universal Credit uplift in April.
Labour would abolish Universal Credit, which has coped well with the unprecedented pressures of this unprecedented last year.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
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.
We need a long-term poverty strategy and a Social Justice Cabinet Committee. And here’s a Christmas holiday plan for childrens’ food.