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How Theresa May can help those “just about managing”

It’s a laudable aim—here’s how she can put it into practice

By Iain Duncan Smith  

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Read Nicky Morgan, “An Autumn Statement that works for everyone”

If you’re “just about managing” this is a government that has put itself firmly on your side. Ministers now use this phrase as a shorthand way of describing a group of voters who might not live in the poorest communities or suffer the greatest social disadvantage but find that life seems to get harder and harder.

In her first comments as prime minister, Theresa May said: “When it comes to taxes,…

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