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It could be used towards that first deposit, or for a small range of other approved purposes, such as education and training, setting up a business, or putting money into a pension.
Labour like to say we are the only major economy whose GDP has not recovered to prepandemic levels. But looking at GDP at constant prices in national currency the UK economy in 2022, according to the IMF, was one per cent bigger than in 2019.
For whatever reason, he may be morphing into the politician I hoped he would become – the moderate man whose patience is exhausted.
I am so proud of the developments we have seen in the last week. It is proof that the Prime Minister is a man who will deliver for the nation.
The Government needs to work with industry to set a practicable strategy rather than announcing unworkable timeframes first and consulting with industry experts later.
We need action. And we need ministers who understand how to exercise power. They need to use that power to take decisions and make sure they are implemented.
Ironically enough, Nandy neglected to mention that she herself had said in 2021 that she was “appalled” that a hotel in her constituency was being used to accommodate asylum-seekers,
Together with other recent by-elections, it is broadly in that electoral territory – but it is also consistent with a least one recent survey suggesting a wipeout for the Conservatives.
Even though she won a big majority of the Conservative members plus the largest number of MPs declaring, there was a feeling from the very outset that she would not be allowed to govern in the way she wanted.
Setting a minimum level for service across key public services is not only reasonable and proportionate, but safe. And it is the first duty of any government to keep citizens safe from harm.
Commentators focus their attention on the Red or Blue walls, but the Conservatives shouldn’t turn their backs on the green bridge of voters in both camps, especially when we have a strong record on climate and the environment.
From renationalisation of the energy and train companies to a bonfire of environmental and employment regulations, taking back control from Brussels has opened a new range of possibilities that were previously off the menu.
We have been looking at how we can strengthen our laws to provide the police with the clarity they need to stop serious disruption and will come forward with those plans in the coming weeks.
His plan for 2024 is to say: “I may not be most exciting politician in the world. But I’m the more reliable of the two before you. What I promise I then deliver.” It’s unlikely to be enough on its own.
The end of the iron discipline which made any criticism of the leadership unthinkable has exposed the deep divisions within the party and kicked off its vicious civil war.