Monthly Archives: December 2012

A very happy Xmas to readers of this blog! As is customary at this time of year, I’ve put together a few thoughts on books and journals that I have found particularly interesting in 2012.

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Newsnight recently reported that the government will announce a suite of childcare policies in the new year, as part of the Coalition’s mid-term review. Pressure has been building up for some time on the government to extend support for childcare … Continue reading

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We now know quite a lot of what will be in the chancellor’s autumn statement tomorrow. There will be reductions in higher-rate tax relief for pension contributions, a relative cut in working-age benefits (which will rise by 1 per cent … Continue reading

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