Poverty

Proposer
philipjohn
State

Accepted

Vote Score

2

Age

1785 days


@philipjohn edited manifesto/poverty.md - almost 5 years ago

title: Poverty layout: policy

published: true

  • table of contents {:toc}

We believe that until poverty is adequately addressed, inequality will continue to increase throughout the United Kingdom. Successive governments have failed to address the causes and some policies have served only to exacerbate the problem.

Low Pay and Job Security

To give the public greater financial security we will;

@philipjohn edited manifesto/poverty.md - almost 5 years ago

title: Poverty layout: policy

published: true

  • table of contents {:toc}

We believe that until poverty is adequately addressed, inequality will continue to increase throughout the United Kingdom. Successive governments have failed to address the causes and some policies have served only to exacerbate the problem.

Low Pay and Job Security

To give the public greater financial security we will;

Government Action

The Office for Budget Responsibility will be given a new role in accessing and forecasting levels of poverty, while the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission will have it's remit extended to the whole of the UK to more effectively hold the government to account[^1].

[^1]: Recommendation from Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, September 2014

philipjohn

@philipjohn - almost 5 years ago

A stab at something new: addressing issues with new pages, but linking in to other pages where necessary to avoid duplication. Open to thoughts about whether that's a good idea or is just asking for trouble.

The extra bits that aren't linked still stand on their own as a suggested new policy addition.

Floppy

@Floppy - almost 5 years ago

👍

I like the idea of changing around the page layout. The current system is just pulled out of nowhere, so having new sections and crosslinking is entirely reasonable.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 4 years ago

@PaulJRobinson and others - reckon we can get more votes on this? It would be lovely to get it in.