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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
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Tory MP Greg Clark says party needs new poverty policies
Tories urged to scrap ‘outdated’ ideas of poverty

The Conservatives must abandon their “out of date” notion that the welfare state is simply a safety net to keep people above the poverty line, one of their policy groups has warned. Greg Clark, who chairs the party’s economic failure group, said the Tories must accept that poverty is relative, not absolute – and inequality… Read more »

Conservatives set up new commission on social workers for children
Tories in new drive to help social workers

The Conservatives have today called for an urgent review of the role and status of social workers, warning they are currently underfunded and overstretched. The party has set up a new social work commission, which will sit like a select committee at Westminster and take evidence on how the profession can be better supported. Its… Read more »