The Government has sat on its hands over the National Retraining Scheme. Ministers need to deliver it – with laid-off workers in the fast lane.
Posts Tagged: Work
David Gauke: The virus – and my journey from serving as Lord Chancellor to volunteering to stack shelves
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
The tax benefits of being self-employed should reflect genuine value added relative to normal employment.
By adapting the Statutory Maternity Pay system, the Chancellor’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will improve the lives of thousands of people.
The Chancellor should make further provision for them. But the vast though necessary expansion of state spending will need emergency powers-type checks.
Ryan Bourne: The upside-world of virus economics. And why we free marketeers must adapt our usual ways of thinking.
The theoretical aim of policy then should be bridging over what is hopefully a short pause in activity – eliminating near-term distress for households and businesses.
James Frayne: The challenges of the Coronavirus to working families outside the prosperous South East
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
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.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
Neil O’Brien: The balance of power between economic and social conservatives may be shifting to the latter
We lost Putney, but gained loads of poorer seats in the north and midlands. That’s highlighted the tensions.
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.
Chris Bullivant: If free market and social conservatives find common ground, they could be unstoppable
The schism between between Tory Eurosceptics and Europhiles has been overcome; now another divide must be healed.
Yet another failure to keep a clear promise would be deeply damaging, especially in the ‘Red Wall’.
While Britain’s income floor has become a lot bouncier, its income ceiling remains sticky.
Ben Bradley: Let’s stop forcing all pupils down an academic path – and free some instead to prepare for the world of work
Both kinds of school have a place, and more besides. It needs to be a choice. Education is not ‘one-size fits all’, it’s ‘horses for courses’.