Family

We need to recover the concept of the household economy, the oikos, to enable a more integrated life with flexible work closer to home. This will help both men and women balance the commitments to family, community and employment.

We need to develop more familial systems for early years support and for adult social care. We need a tax system that helps couples, and we need to give marriage its proper due in the legal, tax and benefit systems.

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Chancellor of the Common Good

Chancellor of the Common Good

This afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his plans to invest in ‘common goods’. This intriguing phrase sums up the proper pursuit of government: a commitment to support the private associations that make us safe, happy and free.  The principal...

What is ‘covenantal’ policy making?

What is ‘covenantal’ policy making?

Yesterday’s ‘Opposition Day’ debate in Parliament on ‘Working People’s Finances’ saw members from across the house consider how best to relieve financial pressure on households as we see the costs of living rise. Naturally, many MPs raised benefits and subsidies as...

Mary asks Mumsnet: How can I win as a mother?

Mary asks Mumsnet: How can I win as a mother?

Our advisory board member, Mary Harrington, wrote a guest blog for Mumsnet. “you can’t win as a mother. If you’re not being judged for staying with your baby, you’re being judged for not leaning in." Read it here