The British labour market is going through a massive upheaval. The UK’s population has shrunk for the first time for decades. Covid has led to large numbers of people working in new ways. Many sectors are reporting shortages of labour. The government hopes that the gaps will be filled by British workers. But is this possible?
The government’s planned cuts to Universal Credit will hit one family in five in East Anglia. Will the region’s Conservative MPs dare to back the Chancellor’s plan?
Someone is going to have to pay for all this pandemic spending, and here’s a little secret. It is going to be you and me.
We are not quite the most unequal developed society on earth. The land of the free and the home of the brave, just across the Atlantic, probably gets that accolade, if you take out failed states such as Putin’s Russia. But we are doing our best to make up for lost time.