All too often people in this country feel that if you put in and contribute, you get less than your fair share. We all support a welfare state, but it has to ensure that those who look after themselves and families are rewarded not penalised, and this is at the heart of our welfare work.
MP for Ashford, Damian Green investigates one of New Labour’s flagship policies – the New Deal work programme – and finds how it is damaging to both the unemployed and business.
In 1985, the Conservative government created the Crown Prosecution Service. Unlike other state-administered services the CPS was not intended to further Utopian ideals of equality and social justice, nor to harmonise one area of public service provision with others.
After more than ten years of employment law reform it is not surprising that some are now calling for a halt to the process. But the government have refused to listen to these siren voices and instead have recently recommended further changes in their Green Paper Industrial Relations in the 1990s.
My topic – the quality of parenting – is an emotional minefield. But when deficient it underlies many problems and caused much misery.
Some Conservatives say that since, under God people procreate voluntarily then children are matters of consumer choice: and that the costs of rearing them should be the responsibility of their parents.
Restart was introduced in 1986 by the Manpower Services Commission, during Lord Young’s term as Secretary of State for Employment. The Purpose of the scheme (which now comes under the employment service) is to reduce long-term unemployment: by providing information, individual counselling, and help with making new beginnings.
For two centuries, ever since the revolution of 1789, Europe has been haunted by the spectre of egalitarianism. Yet the pursuit of equality has benefited precious few.
The Government is pledged to remove constraints on the operation and expansion of businesses and to encourage the spread of home ownership; indeed, these pledges are central to its economic policies.
The number of shareholders in Britain has grown dramatically in the last five years, but the proportion of equities held by individuals continues to decline.
The last General Election produced one of the worst results ever for the Conservative party in Schotland.
The present Government has embarked on a programme to reshape Britain – its institutions, the attitudes of its society and the aspirations of its individual citizens.
Britain’s electricity supply industry is on the verge of a programme of heavy capital expenditure, to fill a supply gap forecast to widen rapidly in the early years of the next decade.
Without an educated citizenry all the achievements of the present government will be built upon sand.