By adapting the Statutory Maternity Pay system, the Chancellor’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will improve the lives of thousands of people.
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The Chancellor should make further provision for them. But the vast though necessary expansion of state spending will need emergency powers-type checks.
“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.”
WATCH: Sunak must do more and act now 2) Duncan Smith – “Universal Credit has three basic levers that could be pulled.”
“The taper could be lowered dramatically at this stage which would push the floor right up underneath people in work.”
Some form of the scheme may be necessary as an expedient. But beware: nothing lasts so long as the temporary.
The economy and the virus. Tear up the rulebook – we need Big State Government on a scale unknown in modern times.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
Britain imposes uniquely heavy burdens on low-income workers with dependants, which create a huge drag on social mobility. Profound reform is needed.
In the first piece of a mini-series, our guest author also argues the Government should look again at IR35, and make it more worthwhile to work.
Neil O’Brien: How the Conservatives can do better with younger voters. And remain a compassionate party.
After crushing Labour last year, it might be tempting to rest on our laurels. But we need to act now to keep the extreme left locked out of Number 10.
James Frayne: Ten errors that Conservatives must avoid making about the new working class voters who backed them last month
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
Rachel Wolf: I co-wrote this Conservative manifesto. And so can say that its focus was on neither the rich nor the poor.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
Neil O’Brien: Policies for a new Britain – in which the central point for new Tory MPs is the moors on the edge of Sheffield
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
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.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.