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Posts Tagged: Work and Prosperity
Iain Duncan Smith: How this Government is helping to reform schools, get people into work – and boost life chances
The Prime Minister’s speech yesterday was a reminder that while Labour are obsessed by transfering income our focus instead is on improving lives.
By helping in-work tax credits claimants work just an hour a day more…the savings to the Exchequer would come to a staggering £4.1 billion.
People being hurt by a changing economy don’t deserve attacks on their collective organisations or the implication that low paid strikers are hostile to our values.
There must be special measures and exemptions for the self-employed so not to harm the ‘self-employment miracle’.
Total trade will not rise if shops are open longer: it will merely be spread to different parts of the week, and so will not add to GDP.
Osborne’s localist scheme has its attractions, but Tory backbenchers are angry, the Government risks losing the vote – and there is no mandate for it.
It is the Conservative Party which produced the first ever female MP, the first lesbian leader in Ruth Davidson and the first female Prime Minister in Margaret Thatcher.
“We know that nearly 70 per cent of people on it genuinely want to work.”
If you’re a factory worker who hasn’t a proper pay rise in years, the fact that the tax lawyers and brand consultants are doing nicely isn’t much comfort.
Thanks to a captive market and the need for new investment, the cost of commuting has increased – a burden that must be met out of taxed and static incomes.
Small state interventionism is opposed by the big state left, but also from those on the right who can’t see beyond the word ‘intervention’.
If automation destroys jobs, then countries with the most robots should lose the most jobs.
The status quo rewards companies for pursuing a low wage business model at the expense of those who endeavour to pay a living wage.
The support on offer must be value for money for the taxpayer – not to mention valuable for the parents and children who will actually use it.