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…
Posts Tagged: Universal Credit
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.”
The rebels are right – Universal Credit is a good reform, endangered by a poor decision on its implementation
Ministers would do well to listen to their colleagues who want to improve – not destroy – this laudable change to the welfare system.
“What we want is Universal Credit which is simpler, more straightforward, and which makes sure that work always pays.”
Gone are the days when the Prime Minister could sweep Corbyn aside as a ludicrous leftie.
It needs investment, but is a vast improvement on the system it replaces. The MPs who want a delay are misguided.
Alex Burghart: Why Universal Credit is needed. How it helps people find work. And what must be done to make it even better.
It’s important that the Government does more to publicise the fact that people can apply for an advance on their benefits with a repayment period of six months.