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Baroness Living on a Pound a Day

Guest Contributor

I’m Anne Jenkin (nee Strutt).  I became a Conservative Member of the Lords on 27th January.  I started working in the House of Commons as a secretary to various MPs in 1977, so the Westminster Village is very much my home.  I come from a political family – three of my grandparents were in the…

Baby bonds or child trust funds

Lord Soley

I was very saddened when the new government abandoned baby bonds – these were introduced to encourage a culture of saving and were avilable to all new born children. For reasons I shall never understand they were opposed by both the Conservatives and Liberals when they were in opposition so I think it is not…