The second part of our series on reducing demand for government, in which we set out a programme for change – focused on families, civil society and government.
The demographic tide can’t be turned back, but its advance can be slowed – by the self-reinforcing triangle of stronger families, better schools, good jobs, and the stronger society that these help to build.
The carnage in the markets is a reminder that she will need all the support from Conservative MPs she can get. That will require handling them with more tact and skill than she has shown so far.
Without swift action, the cost-of-living crisis risks driving even more vulnerable people into the hands of criminal lenders.
The Government can’t deliver economic prosperity for its electoral coalition without also meeting social challenges.
Building more houses is a necessary but not sufficient means of ensuring rising home ownership for younger people.
There is nothing for productivity growth, ageing, minimum wage hikes, tailoring care to individual needs, or councils’ incentives to build more homes.
Looking back on my schooldays, I can see how little we had in terms of inspiration. We simply didn’t know what we could aim for.
The fourth part of a series on ConHome this week about the politics of race and ethnicity in Britain today.
The pandemic has regularly pitched the economy and health on different sides of the policy response. This is a false choice.
The Prime Minster could do worse than dust down the Social Justice Outcomes Framework published by the Coalition Government.
It stands to reason that an early return to online learning, or a late return to school, is going to hit the worst-off children hardest.
We could, if lost time really is the objection to 2021’s exams going ahead, shorten the Easter holidays and pay teachers a bonus for extra work.
Reducing their length will help close this attainment gap, while reducing the burden on working families.
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.