We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.
Posts Tagged: Work and Prosperity
Dean Godson: There are plenty of ideas on the centre-right. Here’s how it can create a new, decent, patriotric consensus.
Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
Governments are more likely to help create conditions for it by seeking economic growth, rather than well-being.
From Universal Credit, to Mid-Life MOTs and the National Retraining Scheme, we are building a modern system of social and career support.
James Brokenshire: I urge local leaders everywhere in Britain to join us in helping to boost business abroad.
Lessons from my recent visit to India with Andy Street and Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine Partnership.
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.
The Government needs to consider three strands if it is to offer a comprehensive solution: state support, private assets, and individual planning.
“Living standards rose more quickly in the five years from 2011 than in the five years from 2002”. Discuss.
Some counter-intuitive, or at least counter-conventional, findings from a recent IFS report.
Patrick Spencer and Gerard Lyons: Yes, the British jobs story is a good one – but we can’t count on it carrying on forever
A report published by the Centre for Social Justice today outlines four major traps that could jeopardise Britain’s employment miracle.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
We should seek the closest possible relationship with the EU and an open trade policy. Firms need confidence to invest.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.
“We’re badly trailing in the polls. Corbyn’s up and you’re down. You hired me to get things done and tell you how I see it. Here goes.”
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
Christopher Howarth: On immigration, we need no implementation, no transition post-Brexit. Just an immediate start in cutting numbers.
Big business has become too reliant on the drug of cheap labour from abroad. It should start preparing to kick the habit now.