Cementing the idea that the Tories need to keep their eyes on the ball in the North – a new report by Onward
The Northern Agenda
Siobhan Baillie and fellow backbench MPs are to put pressure on Hunt to cut childcare costs. Onward report 'First Steps' finds that childcare costs have risen by an average of 21% across the UK in the past 5 years. Baillie and her colleagues follow Onward's recommendation to relax regulations that could help more people join the childcare industry.
Emma Duncan's article for The Times on threats to democracy makes use of Onward's report 'The Kids Aren't Alright', citing the survey finding that three-fifths of 18 to 44 year olds think that 'having a strong leader who does not have to bother with parliament or elections' would be a good way to run the country.
Adam Hawksbee and Saqib Bhatti write for Times Red Box on Onward's new report, Green Jobs Red Wall, on the opportunities for Levelling Up provided by driving investment in green industries.