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Joe Dromey

Senior Research Fellow at IPPR, the progressive policy think tank

Joe Dromey is a Senior Research Fellow at IPPR, the progressive policy think tank

Why The Government Can Afford To Scrap The NHS Pay Cap, And Why They Can't Afford Not To

The Chancellor must use his Autumn Budget to answer these questions. He must ensure that NHS workers get the real terms pay rise that they deserve, and he must identify additional funding to pay for it. The Government can afford to scrap the public sector pay cap, and - given the growing workforce crisis in the NHS and their perilous political position - they can't afford not to.
13/11/2017 18:03 GMT

Cutting Employment And Support Allowance Won't Help Britain Back To Work

For too long, the government's approach to the welfare bill has been focused simply on cutting entitlements, rather than addressing the underlying causes. If the government want to reduce the number of people on ESA and deliver on their commitments on mental health, they should scrap these cuts and instead focus on prevention, on supporting people and on turning off the tap.
03/04/2017 17:20 BST