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Hannah Gousy

Yes, we really can end homelessness

Homelessness is a problem which continues to blight England. New figures released today show that last year, 4,134 people slept rough across England on any given night – a 16 per cent increase compared to the previous year. Homelessness is a devastating…

Should there be more to business than profit?

Business, by its very existence, is one of the best tools for social mobility, driving employment and economic growth. It creates jobs, provides skills and training for employees, promotes economic activity among suppliers, invests in innovation and delivers products and services to…
Andy Cook

Britain needs to upgrade its benefits system

When the welfare state was established in 1946, one of its founding principles was that it was contributory – yes, the state would take care of you, but only if you had paid in at least 156 weekly contributions. The social security…
James Scales

We could do so much more to stamp out school bullying

Bullying is endemic in Britain’s schools. More than two in five (43 per cent) of young people were bullied last year, almost half of whom experienced bullying at least once a week. For some children, the impact is so severe that they…

How Theresa May can help those “just about managing”

If you’re “just about managing” this is a government that has put itself firmly on your side. Ministers now use this phrase as a shorthand way of describing a group of voters who might not live in the poorest communities or suffer…
Andy Cook

Hammond has a chance to help many more people find work and escape poverty

As the final touches are put to the Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement he has the opportunity to re-think plans for uprating the personal allowance and instead target efforts on helping those ‘who are just-about managing’ through putting money back into Universal Credit.…