The effect of benefit policy changes on the incomes of working-age adults and children since 2010 has been an average loss of £375 per year compared with a boost to pensioners of £510 per year.
In order to render the NHS proof against future pandemics, and resolve the social care crisis, he needs to learn from Beveridge.
Some form of the scheme may be necessary as an expedient. But beware: nothing lasts so long as the temporary.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
A new report by Theos finds support for reciprocity and mutual support rather than means testing.
The founding tenets of the Welfare State have been overcome by change and cheap politics. It’s time for another Beveridge Report.