More than any election for a generation or more, people in Britain are demanding a fundamental shift in how the economy is run. After nine years of spending cuts, stagnant wages since the financial crisis of 2008, and four decades of low investment, the current model of capitalism in the UK has exhausted whatever public support it may once have held. Like the paradigm-shifting elections of 1945 and 1979, victory in the coming election may well fall to whichever party can best capture the public mood for transformational change.
Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisisAt a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…
Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring BudgetLeading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.