The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Government schemes to promote home buying are not reaching a large part of the population who aspire to own their own homes.
Where George Cadbury led, Pret a Manger, Microsoft and Nationwide now follow.
Is it reasonable to expect more political benefit from record numbers in employment, record numbers of vacancies, and wages rising faster than inflation?
Philippa Stroud’s new Social Metrics Commission hopes to bring light to murky statistical waters. But can numbers ever truly neutralise politics?
What’s more, it might be starting to help lift wages, too.
Under the current regime, the tax avoidance measure is to simply hang onto the property until death. The Chancellor should fix that flaw.
She notes that the choice is not between maintaining prices or building more, but between building more and ushering in Corbynism.
People’s preferences are clear. But the current system insists on bringing forward designs that jar painfully with them.
We must always remember that the remarkable job statistics are primarily the achievement of the people, not of politicians.
The Government should mull the Heathrow Hub proposal. Plus: Nanny is yet to see her own appearance on Tracey Ullman’s show.
It would be easy, but mistaken, to take the path of least resistance and simply re-enact the dated Cameron ‘modernising’ agenda.
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” the Prime Minister wrote when he stood down in January. And here he is.
A new “use it or lose it” planning rule might help – but could bring unintended consequences.