Children's Centre

Child poverty: what now?

Alison McGovern MP

So the House of Lords did the job that the Commons could not. Without our undemocratic, unelected friends in ermine, the Conservatives would have succeeded in their stated aim to rip up the statutory commitment to end child poverty within a generation. Never mind that the Child Poverty Act received cross-party backing when it was…

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The pillars of a new economy

Bryan Gould

The election of Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour leadership owed much to his brave assertion that austerity is the wrong response to recession and that a successful economic policy should address the goals of improving our productive capacity and a fair distribution of the fruits of economic success. Whether or not those assertions convince the…

All in this together

All in this together

Andrew Harrop

How would you like £3,166 a year of free money from the government? Sounds too good to be true? Well if you’re in a reasonably paid job that’s exactly what you’ll be getting when the new financial year starts in April. This sum is the cash value of two huge tax breaks, the income tax…

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