A lower tax burden will be impossible without less supply of government. And for there to be less supply, there must first be less demand.
The complicated and patchy system gives the state control over who and how families look after their young ones; parents just have to obey the rules and be grateful for the subsidies coming their way.
A collection of responses to today’s statement from the CPS, IEA, ASI and others.
The Government should give the working poor a £730 million tax cut through an emergency uprating in line with inflation.
The children’s care system delivers poor outcomes for both taxpayers and our most vulnerable children. Reform must be a priority.
Takes from the Centre for Policy Studies, the Adam Smith Institute, the TaxPayers’ Alliance, the Centre for Social Justice, and more.
Without swift action, the cost-of-living crisis risks driving even more vulnerable people into the hands of criminal lenders.
With half of children not ready to start school in 2021, more must be done to help toddlers’ parents.
Plus: Why the number of ghost children should worry us. And: the Treasury should target social media companies to protect youngsters.
It might smack of ‘social engineering’, but the UK needs to tackle the structural disincentives to starting a family before it’s too late.
For lots of women, their ‘insecure’ immigration status means their abuser can deport them, should they blow the whistle.
In place of partisanship this awards ceremony displayed a disinterested desire to help those the state is too vast and insensitive to know how to aid.
Ensuring that everyone has a decent, affordable and secure home is one of the fundamental public policy challenges of our time.
But prisons policy won’t gain more priority from politicians without doing so from the rest of us.
How have think-tanks and campaign groups responded to the Chancellor’s fiscal and economic initiatives?