The idea that public bodies are a last resort must be replaced with the aim of using them well when they are the form best suited to the task.
Far better that councils do all they can locally – raise taxes locally to deal with crime, health, education, and the rest – and leave national governments to deal with national issues.
New rules threaten to give England a generation of houses that are uglier and less popular than those we have built historically.
New research from Onward suggests that despite their reputation, this generation has plenty of small-c Conservative instincts.
DEFRA should aim to produce, based on a representative sample of farms, estimates of the welfare status of each farmed animal in the UK.
The Conservative Party must not get locked into thinking that improving the efficiency of the public sector will make the sums add up either. We need to move away from ‘The Crisis Management State’ to ‘The Preventative State’.
Centre for Cities’ latest report shows that council housebuilding rates were falling long before she entered office in 1979.
With the right policies, the Government would attract more of the world’s most imaginative and inventive scientists, helping them build their own businesses here in the UK.
In many places that need levelling up, the real unemployment rate exceeds the number of job vacancies; labour supply is a greater problem in the South.
Ministers can make the system more generous, easier to access, and contributory – but must rediscover their appetite for reform.
The rise of interventions in cases by activist groups that aren’t party to the dispute since 1997 is a break with our common law traditions.
Our new paper from the Adam Smith Institute finds there is more political space to deliver one than the politicians might imagine.