Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
The coronavirus crisis has placed acute strains on businesses which were already struggling with long-term staffing and regulatory challenges.
During a three-year suspended sentence they would be required to enrol on a course, undertake a community project, and participate in sport.
This economic crisis is unlike any we’ve ever seen before, thus it is impossible to make predictions. But already there are signs of who will be most impacted.
The discounted membership is now more widely available; a welcome step in raising recruitment, but only the beginning.
Legalise the mainstream ones, such as cannabis. Decriminalise the more harmful, but lesser used, ones such as heroin.
Given that older generations will be most affected by an outbreak, we must encourage young people to volunteer their help.
We are left with a scattergun of projects, selected on old information, the best sales pitch, and political favouritism.
How the Conservatives are winning and Labour losing the working class – a pattern that the latter’s leadership candidates are set to repeat.
After crushing Labour last year, it might be tempting to rest on our laurels. But we need to act now to keep the extreme left locked out of Number 10.
To often, discussions about the sector generate more heat than light – and the light falls in the wrong place. We can do better.
My lawyer friend Victoria Hewson and I have launched a small, non-funded campaign called ‘Radical’, aimed at fighting for truth and freedom in this arena.
Tagging offenders, and the provision of work programmes, can rescue those at risk of being lost to a path from which they will find it difficult to return.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
The 2024 general election will come around much faster than we think. Having a youth wing that feels valued and is sufficiently energised might just swing the balance.
If I had not been sent to a state boarding school and experienced stable relationships, I would likely have ended up in care myself.
We won the election but suffered badly in places like Canterbury, which I contested.
Applying the principles of prevention, treatment and recovery could deliver results. This could be a real legacy.
Just before Christmas, Nicholas Barr (LSE) was asked by a 16-year old what he thought about Brexit and how it would affect members of Generation Z personally. In this letter, he explains why he believes Brexit will lead to four sorts of potential loss, as well as making it much harder to tackle the climate … Continued
A new era beckons, the strings on the public purse are loosening, and it’s time to show what a compassionate, one-nation Conservative government can achieve.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
Around two-thirds of the top 100 marginal seats are town constituencies. That presents an opportunity.
Our survival as a party and arguably that of our nation itself, depends on people having a stake in this country.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
What do the children of the EU migrants who moved to Britain think about politics? Daniela Sime (University of Strathclyde) says that although many do not yet have the right to vote in general elections because of their non-British nationality, politicians risk alienating this bloc of future voters unless they reach out to them now. Of the 3.6 million non-British […]
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
People who aspire to own their own homes move out of London to where property is cheaper.
The savings for the taxpayer could be used to boost training opportunities for other young people.
Interdependence and independence need each other, and the Conservative Party should stand for both.