As the jobs market expands, the taper could be lowered. This would leave low hours workers with more money, helping accelerate them into full-time work.
There will always be a case for just giving people money, but ministers should consider a much wider spread of better-targeted interventions instead.
The fourth in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
The recent debate on free school meals has shown, among many things, the impact of local civil society non-state organisations.
“Getting through this will require a collective national effort with a role for everyone to pay: people, businesses, government. It’s on all of us.”
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.
Our analysis shows that any political party will struggle to win a working majority if they fail to connect with the poorest voters across Britain.
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
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.
The former Minister for Disabled People contributes the first article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
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.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
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.