With no majority and seemingly little power, the Government is trying to prioritise the looming iceberg of Brexit rather than worrying about what else is in the wate.
LGC offers some sharp commentary on the lack of action on housing and social care- the challenges that bind our society as interlocking and seemingly unresolvable problems. It looks very clear that even if we get Brexit right by 2019, pressing concerns which shone through in the election may risk being ignored as the social care and NHS resource challenge grows and young people are trapped in an unforgiving and demoralising rental market.
On housing there was no mention of a bill to follow the housing white paper earlier this year but the government has reiterated its commitment to the proposals in the document, suggesting they may try and bring forward what they can without legislation. It is hardly the drastic action needed to tackle the country’s housing crisis. Meanwhile on schools funding, the notes to the speech say the government is committed to changing the way schools are funded but does not elaborate on whether it will attempt to press ahead with plans to introduce the controversial new funding formula