The two systems are reinforcing a hospital merry-go-round. We must deal with system divergence; and deliver fairness and affordability via a co-payment regime to exempt the most impoverished.
We have the opportunity to invest in technology that the private sector has been using for decades; it is cheaper than ever and has been tested with our populations already.
The data shows estimated cost savings to social care of £6.8 million. But of most importance is the impact the technology is having on people’s lives. One resident said “it literally saved my mother’s life”.
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.
Another sensible public spending saving would be a complete switch to unitary authorities – which would also be less confusing for voters.
Managerial, competent, and in possession of a tight grasp on detail, Barclay is the ideal custodian of an unwieldy department like Health.
The second of a series of five articles on ConservativeHome this week about the main challenges that await the new Prime Minister.
For starters, a leader with integrity, a reasonably competent Cabinet, a less divisive tone, a new seriousness of purpose on policy and, in particular, some pragmatism on Europe.
As the UK’s only Conservative Council outside of England, we have a dynamic team that champions innovation.
Any area with high numbers of people paying for their own care will face a significant additional cost.
A pleasant fantasy about a policy programme directed at interests other than those of retired asset-holders.
Without new ideas to motivate even its own supporters, the trappings of power will be ephemeral – and voters’ retribution brutal.
Figures released by the TaxPayers’ Alliance show that average household can already expect to pay over £1.1 million in tax over their lifetimes.
We cannot be the tax cutters we were in the 1980s because we are now an older country than we were then.
Johnson’s grand bargain to hike National Insurance to fund social care doesn’t look as if it will survive a leadership contest. But what would replace it?