The prospect of millions of families losing out financially makes ministers jittery – as, presumably, those briefing the press intend.
Posts Tagged: Welfare
Alok Sharma: Go to jobcentres, listen to claimants and staff – and you’ll hear the case for Universal Credit loud and clear
The legacy benefits system is a mix of six benefits, has three cliff-edges – and punishes extra hours. It lets people down and holds them back.
“I remember the single mother who told me she wanted to get into the workplace…but the JobCentre had told her she’d be better off on benefits.”
Plus: The Sports Minister speaks to a stranger on the tube. Phone-in callers back Universal Credit. And: It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home…
Alex Morton: A win for those spending Ministers would be a defeat for the taxpayer – not just Hammond and Truss
The Comprehensive Spending Review has to be seen as a way to reset the narrative. Government need to focus on reform as a positive – not expenditure.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
Chloe Westley: Enough talk of tax rises from Tory Ministers. Let’s have tax cuts instead. Or else what are they for?
The Conservatives are not going to win the hearts and minds of the British people by proposing Labour-lite policies. There must be something different on offer.
Its failures begins with the machinery of Government – the core civil service itself. This must be fixed.
Money would go from one person through a bureaucracy to another person in the same household – who probably holds a joint bank account with the first person.
Handouts to 25-year-olds won’t solve the housing crisis, still less the wider issue of generational unfairness
The Resolution Foundation’s new report is a serious piece of work, but its proposals to improve social care funding also bring political problems.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
Also: DUP maintain a tough line on Brexit as Sinn Fein try to woo unionists with Senate appointment; and SNP have to delay devolution again.
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
To my mind, once some kind of base fairness has been established, then it’s best to leave cultural transformations down to demand.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.