NHS pay is opaque, outmoded, and rising nearly three times as fast as claimed. Reform is needed to address gaps in care between rich and poor areas and incentivise staff performance, says new CPS report.Read More
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.
It seems longer than three months ago that Oliver Letwin and I first wrote about health.
The last General Election produced one of the worst results ever for the Conservative party in Schotland.
The NHS has been rationing access to health care in Britain since 1948. Poor management and lack of incentive have contributed to the lengthening waiting-lists and low morale amongst the providers.
It is an irony that many critics of Thatcherism who allege that it has lost its connection with its ancient conservative roots, are precisely those who were complacent at Britain’s steady movement into corporatism.
The education Bill before Parliament honours the promise made by the government before the general election to give state schools the chance to opt out of local authority control and run themselves.
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 time is right for a radical reform of Britain’s income tax system.
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 origins of the Property Services Agency can fairly be traced back to the Middle Ages when the Sovereign employed a Clerk of the Works to maintain the royal palaces.
It is time to challenge the railway industry. If policy is not changed, it could degenerate. It is too comfortable, constricted and confused. Alternatively, but seemingly so much more laborious it could be reborn. It has the best prospect on offer in nearly a century.
On Friday 28th October the Centre for Policy Studies assembled some 100 railway enthusiasts, analysts, critics and transport specialists for a conference to discuss ways forward for British railways.
For the last 150 years local authorities of various persuasions have represented and served their various communities.