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"School closures don’t merely put progress on educational equity at risk", Paul Johnson writes, "they put at risk years of slow progress towards gender equality in the labour market."
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"There aren’t many upsides to the current situation", write Stuart Adam and Helen Miller. "Using it as an opportunity to fix some bits of our tax system could be a silver lining."
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We will have to be very smart and very lucky to get away with a swift bounce-back from the deepest recession in history, writes Paul Johnson.
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"We are not all in this together when it comes to the social and economic consequences of the virus and our response to it", writes Paul Johnson.
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When and how should the coronavirus lockdown end? "We need some framework for decision-making, not a set of opinions about the right decision", argues Paul Johnson.
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By the time the coronavirus lockdown ends, the government's choices "will be utterly different" to when it took office, writes Paul Johnson. "How it makes those choices could prove even more important than the immediate response to the crisis."
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The differences between UK regions are rooted in history going back decades, even centuries. Having fundamental effects on them will require reallocating capital spending for sure, and a whole lot more.
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"Doing a degree on average adds significantly to earnings over a lifetime", Paul Johnson writes. But still, "we do not have an education and training system that provides...routes into good employment for enough young people."
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"If we want more spending, we’ll have to pay for it. That, eventually, must mean more taxes." Paul Johnson surveys Rishi Sunak's choices ahead of the 2020 Budget.
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I see nothing objectionable in fixing a limit to what anyone may acquire by mere favour of others, without any exercise of his faculties, and in requiring that if he desires any further accession of fortune, he shall work for it.” That, from John Stuart Mill, alongside his conviction that great ...