People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
Posts Tagged: Work & Pensions
Hammond, Green, the Work and Pensions Select Committee – even Clegg. All agree that it needs reviewing at least. And not before time.
There are better ways to close the deficits in workplace schemes than shifting the burden to the state and giving employers an unfair advantage.
Sadly, it was not uncommon to see people arrive in court who had stolen in order to get the food that they and their family needed to survive.
Who wrote the chapter in the political rule book where it says you can’t care for folk and be a Tory?
Our failure to fully reimburse policyholders for their losses is undermining faith in our pensions and regulation system.
These organisations have that strong public service ethos – but also employ the entrepreneurialism and commercial discipline of the private sector.
Interview. Crabb on his “party and national unity candidacy”. And why we need a One Nation Government that gets on with Brexit.
“I think that I’m somebody with a strong grasp of some of the social and economic divisions in our country and with a sense of direction for the future.”
What is needed is smarter budgeting – that uses evidence on what works to establish quantifiable future savings.
I am an optimist: I believe that we respond more immediately and sympathetically to appeals to the needs of future generation than almost any other political argument
The new Work and Pensions Secretary must reclaim it as a tool for improving living standards, rather than accept its current form as a Treasury-led cost cutting plan.
George Osborne: Four radical reforms which show what this modern, compassionate Conservative Government is all about
The New National Living Wage comes into effect today. And over the next seven days, we will deliver tax cuts, help for savers and the single-tier state pension.
The notion of long years of post-career idleness is an artefact of a clumsy system. We are living and active for longer, and provision for our dotage must adapt.
Numbers 10 and 11 say that she attacked Duncan Smith without their approval. They can prove it by removing her as Pensions Minister.
More power and control must be devolved to Cabinet members if we are to see the improvement in the quality of government that is now plainly necessary.