The former Work and Pensions Secretary gives his view in the final article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
Posts Tagged: Welfare
Dom Morris: A National Welfare Council, uniting disparate departments and agencies, could greatly alleviate poverty
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
Damian Flanagan: What drives the Conservatives’ underlying problems? For answers, ponder our exile from the cities of the north.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
Lots of people want to know what the next Prime Minister will do for the country on everything other than Brexit.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
Working-aged benefits have been deeply and disproportionately cut. But if the welfare system is to be suitably resourced in the future, the public need to believe it is fair.
Onward’s excellent report poses some tough questions and choices. The dilemma which the 2017 election manifesto tried to confront has not gone away.
A ‘helping hand’ payment for new claimants, more disability advisers, and an obligation for the state to pay out on time would all help.
There is a strong case for altering the balance of welfare spending between working people and those retired.
Rachel Wolf: On policy, it’s not the Independent Group that’s driven to the margins. It’s the Conservative Right.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
Cripplingly high effective marginal tax rates, and other imbalances, are skewing the tax system against the things we care about.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
Gareth Streeter: Three facts which suggest a rise in food bank use is not just down to Universal Credit
If we continue to scapegoat welfare reform, we will never gain the depth of understanding we need to truly make poverty history.
Universal Credit. Noble aim, thorny problems – and Rudd’s decision. If the scheme is to work properly, it must be paid for.
If you appoint Duncan Smith to the post she now holds, as Cameron did in 2010, it follows that you must fund his plan fully.