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 Reform
Mark Harper: Social care. It’s not all about the elderly. Let’s meet the needs of disabled people of working age too.
The former Minister for Disabled People contributes the first article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
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.
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.
A ‘helping hand’ payment for new claimants, more disability advisers, and an obligation for the state to pay out on time would all help.
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’.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
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.
Work has been rewarded. Predictions of rent arrears increasing have been proved false. The number of households penalised has fallen from 660,000 to 381,000.
George Freeman: There was much to cheer in the Budget. But now we need an inspiring programme for growth.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.