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A clear case to invest in children’s mental health

Lorraine Khan

Children’s mental health: a clear case for investment and reform Three children in every classroom in England are likely to have a diagnosable mental health problem. Two thirds of these children and young people will present with behavioural problems. Children who develop poor mental health early on not only suffer significant distress but some also…

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The progressive potential of Universal Credit

Lindsay Judge

Universal credit has one abiding message that comes through loud and clear: work good, benefits bad. It’s structured to reduce the obstacles to taking a job, increase work incentives and ensure that claimants make efforts to move up the progression ladder. None of this is anything that most low-income families would disagree with. Forthcoming Child…

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Review: The Unbalanced Economy

Peter Kenway

Barely six months from the general election the Labour party’s relationship with business is, at best, clouded. The ‘no’ campaign’s deployment of business leaders in the last frenetic days of the Scottish referendum is a keen reminder of how dangerous a weak relationship can be. Without active and enthusiastic business support, Labour politicians on the…