One Week Down, Seventeen to Go

One Week Down, Seventeen to Go

As it was hard to miss, this was the week that the General Election really kicked off. Last Friday, the Conservatives unveiled their first poster of the year, arguing that we needed to “stay on the road to a stronger economy” and boasting of a deficit halved and an...
Autumn Statement 2014 – The Five Big Questions

Autumn Statement 2014 – The Five Big Questions

This Wednesday, the Chancellor George Osborne will stand up to deliver the fifth and last Autumn Statement of this Parliament. Besides the Coalition’s first Budget in June 2010, it has been the Autumn Statements under this Government in 2011 and 2012 in which the...
A bold plan to make welfare more personalised and responsive

A bold plan to make welfare more personalised and responsive

Jobs must surely be one of the great success stories of this government: 1.8 million more people in work, and unemployment at its lowest level since 2008. Increasingly the coalition’s welfare reforms are taking the plaudits for this successful turnaround. This success...