Domestic Services – Flexible Couplings http://flexiblecouplings.co.in/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 11:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/flexiblecoupling-icon-70x70.png Domestic Services – Flexible Couplings http://flexiblecouplings.co.in/ 32 32 Walk for Domestic Violence Awareness | New https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/walk-for-domestic-violence-awareness-new/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/walk-for-domestic-violence-awareness-new/

When a crowd of volunteers, supporters and survivors set off from Diamond Park for the 12th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Monday, they will head south from Diamond Park, take a right on Park Avenue, walk towards the north on Park, then back. to the starting point in front of the City Building.

When completed, participants will have walked exactly 1 mile, said Patti Prince, the women’s services shelter manager who runs the event each year, and the message to those who walk as well as those who seem to pass them – or read in the newspaper, or hear about it from friends – will be clear.

“What would you do,” said Prince, “if you had to walk a mile in their shoes?”

The event will also provide possible answers, courses of action and resources to help victims of domestic violence. Women’s Services Inc. is the only domestic violence shelter in all of Crawford County, Prince pointed out in an interview this week, and one of its goals as Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins each October is to remind people of the resources available in the county and how they can help those affected.

While domestic violence may seem distant to some and is too often overlooked by others, Domestic Violence Awareness Month creates an opportunity to show members of the community how they can be more aware, what it to watch out for, what to say to people dealing with domestic violence issues. , and generally how they can help, according to Prince.

Increased awareness through annual reminders can only help as the potential for domestic violence is a frequent concern for the Meadville Police Department.

“We regularly respond to domestic disputes,” said chef Michael Tautin. “Not all of them involve violence, but we respond to a lot.”

Domestic disputes remained a constant concern throughout Tautin’s 22 years with the department.

“Answering servants is unfortunately part of the job,” he noted.

Fortunately for victims of domestic violence, responding to such incidents is also part of the routine of Women’s Services. In fact, Rob Francis, prevention educator and volunteer coordinator, said all staff members have counsel counsel as part of their job title.

This is part of the message for volunteers who undergo extensive training to help with agency responses. Francis was working with a group of five such volunteers, made up of retirees and students, this week.

Once formed, Francis said, the group will join others who will help with virtually every aspect of the agency’s work – work that ranges from cleaning and helping with childcare to sheltering help. to educational programs in local schools; and to handling crisis situations reported through the Women’s Helplines, available at (814) 333-9766 and (888) 881-0189.

“Our volunteers are really a vital part of our operation here, and we always have great ones,” Francis said. “People who come here want to help. They want to make things better for their community and we really strive to help them do that.

Katie Perez, a junior from Allegheny College, is part of the current cohort of volunteers taking 40 hours of training that runs from September to November. Like Francis, she will be part of the crowd that gathers in Diamond Park at 4:30 p.m. Monday to listen to survivors’ stories and hear remarks from other speakers before the group takes to the streets.

“I think it’s important because I feel like this issue isn’t really being addressed. It is, but not to that extent, and it’s often avoided when it comes to young children and teenagers,” Perez said. “Women’s Services does a really good job of making sure this training is taught well – it’s really informative and it brings to light things you might not necessarily think of and they do it in a way that creates a safe environment.”

Monday’s mile-long march reinforces that goal of bringing to light issues that too often remain in the dark.

“A lot of people still have the ‘what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors’ attitude, and it’s not like that anymore,” Prince said, pointing to an increased willingness among men to tackle cases of domestic violence and a growing awareness in the LGBT community. “People need to realize that it’s not just affecting women anymore. It’s everyone’s business.

And while attendees won’t literally walk in the shoes of survivors, real shoes will help promote the message of the event. Prince will be sporting a “great pair of new tennis shoes.

“They say, ‘Domestic violence is strong,'” she explained.

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India’s current account deficit is on the rise. What implications does this have for the Indian economy? https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/indias-current-account-deficit-is-on-the-rise-what-implications-does-this-have-for-the-indian-economy/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:21:44 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/indias-current-account-deficit-is-on-the-rise-what-implications-does-this-have-for-the-indian-economy/

In June this year, the Ministry of Finance spoke at length about the problem of the “double deficit” in India, which basically corresponds to the budget deficit and the current account deficit (CAD). With a booming trade deficit, India’s current account deficit is also widening. According to a latest Reuters poll, India’s current account deficit likely hit its highest level in almost a decade in the April-June quarter, driven by soaring global commodity prices and the most important capital outflows since the global financial crisis of 2008.

Today, as the Indian rupee hit a record high of 81 against the US dollar, coupled with a widening trade gap, concerns over the scale of the current account deficit in Asia’s third-largest economy, which has been eating away at investor confidence for months, are set to intensify. According to brokerage Motilal Oswal Financial Services, India’s current account deficit is likely to hit a ten-year high of 3.8% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022-23, up from 1.2% last year. . He estimated the CAD would widen 3.7% of GDP in the first quarter and peak at 5.5% in the second quarter amid continued global headwinds.

“We really need to focus on CAD; 3 percent of GDP is a high limit. You really have to get the point down because some of the things that have contributed to the increase in our [forex] reserves, are volatile by nature. And these are the ones that really drive the exchange rate down,” said renowned economist and former RBI Governor C. Rangarajan.

What does the rising CAD mean for the nation?

The CAD, as of now, is driven by India’s burgeoning trade deficit. With the depreciation of the Rupee, imports become more expensive, therefore, for a country like India, which imports expensive items and products like crude oil, semiconductors and electronics, the burden on the Treasury increases and this pushes the current account deficit higher. In addition, the deterioration of the CAD is putting pressure on capital account inflows.

So, in the current scenario, the current account deficit is likely to inflate, and as a result, the demand for foreign currency will also increase, causing the domestic currency to depreciate. And the depreciation of the currency and the increase in the current account deficit will lead to capital flight out of India. Another aspect of rupee depreciation is rising imported inflation, which in turn leads to rising generalized inflation in India. So, to curb volatility, the RBI also ensures that the rupee does not fall sharply as this may increase inflation in the economy. It makes periodic “interventions” in the foreign exchange markets by selling foreign currencies and buying rupees.

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The “March of the Brides” to raise awareness of domestic violence ends Monday in the south of the Laurentian | Merrimack Valley https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/the-march-of-the-brides-to-raise-awareness-of-domestic-violence-ends-monday-in-the-south-of-the-laurentian-merrimack-valley/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/the-march-of-the-brides-to-raise-awareness-of-domestic-violence-ends-monday-in-the-south-of-the-laurentian-merrimack-valley/

LAWRENCE — The 20th annual “Brides’ Walk” to raise awareness and prevent domestic violence will take place this year in the neighborhood where a 30-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her husband in June.

Walkers dressed in wedding dresses and white attire will gather and walk at 12 Diamond St. on Monday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m.

Authorities said Mariel Ramos De Los Santos, a mother of four, was murdered by her husband, Junior Solis Garcia, 39, in their 12 Diamond St. apartment in June.

Garcia was held without bail after his arraignment for murder.

The Bride’s Walk is a “much-needed opportunity to foster awareness and healing from the domestic violence crisis,” according to Delamano, a local advocacy group sponsoring the event.

The Bride Walk is a walk held annually in several states, including Massachusetts.

Women wear wedding or all-white dresses and men dress in black in solidarity with the memory of Gladys Ricart, a Dominican immigrant who was murdered on her wedding day by her ex-boyfriend 23 years ago in New Jersey, as well as all deceased victims and survivors of domestic violence, according to Delamano,

“For the past 19 years, our goal has been to honor all victims who have died from domestic violence and provide information to victims and bystanders about services available in our communities,” Delamano said.

Other domestic violence programs, rape crisis centers, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, and education and law enforcement groups are participating in the event. The public is invited to join.

Despite ongoing efforts, domestic violence remains a crisis with more than three women in the United States being murdered every day by their husbands or boyfriends, according to statistics provided by Delamano.

Monday’s march is sponsored by Delamano, Inc., in conjunction with YWCA NEMA and the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in Newburyport.

Follow staff reporter Jill Harmacinski on Twitter @EagleTribJill.

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Air Vanuatu will wet lease an ATR72; eyes second unit https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/air-vanuatu-will-wet-lease-an-atr72-eyes-second-unit/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 23:19:00 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/air-vanuatu-will-wet-lease-an-atr72-eyes-second-unit/

Air Vanuatu (NF, Port Vila) will wet lease an ATR72-600 from Fiji Link (FJA, Nadi) after sending its only such aircraft – YJ-AV73 (msn 1358) – to Singapore for scheduled maintenance. According to data from Flightradar24 ADS-B, the Regional Transport Aircraft turboprop was flown to Singapore’s Seletar Airport on Saturday, September 17, via Cairns, Darwin and Denpasar for what the airline describes as normal maintenance.

“Air Vanuatu technical staff will accompany the ATR on its overseas journey as part of the airline’s maintenance oversight process,” an Air Vanuatu statement read. “The partnership with Fiji Airways will include the aircraft, the crew to operate the aircraft and the Fiji Airways support team which will be based in Vanuatu.”

Air Vanuatu says the arrival of the Fiji Link ATR72 will allow it to continue normal flight operations to Espiritu Santo and Tanna. However, Air Vanuatu ATR operated flights to Noumea La Tontouta and Nadi will temporarily cease with passengers transferring to Aircalin (SB, Noumea La Tontouta) and Fiji Airways (FJ, Nadi).

Fiji Link, which operates domestic flights on behalf of parent airline Fiji Airways, has two ATR72-600s; DQ-FJX (msn 1221) and DQ-FJZ (msn 1146).

State-owned Air Vanuatu found itself under some pressure regarding its fleet and capacity constraints. ch-aviation recently reported that the DHC-6-300 YJ-AV12 (msn 673) had been taken over by its owner, Hevilift (PNG) (Mount Hagen), which Air Vanuatu denies. A second Twin Otter is also facing legal action in Vanuatu courts, while the owner of Air Vanuatu’s only B737-800 is also threatening to repossess if ongoing talks do not soon result in continued refunds sums due.

Speculation surrounding the fate of Air Vanuatu’s fleet and government support for the airline recently forced Jay Ngwele, Minister for Infrastructure and Utilities, to come out in favor of the carrier, saying securing appropriate aircraft to operate the Air Vanuatu network remained key. priority. Meanwhile, Air Vanuatu has announced the acquisition of a second ATR72 if it can secure as-yet-unlocked financial support from the government.

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India’s domestic travel doubles in August compared to August 2021 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/indias-domestic-travel-doubles-in-august-compared-to-august-2021/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 07:57:44 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/indias-domestic-travel-doubles-in-august-compared-to-august-2021/

LONDON – According to a report by India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), domestic air travel in India actually doubled in August compared year-on-year with this month here in 2021.

According to the DGCA report which was released on Friday, Indian airlines’ domestic passenger traffic in August this year was estimated at over 10 million, up from around 6.7 million in the same month in 2021.

Calculation of annual passenger growth in 2022 – airlines carried more than 77 million passengers in the calendar year to August. This represents an overall annual increase over the corresponding calendar period for 2021.

Overall flight performance


Flight performance figures have been calculated for the 4 main metropolitan airports of Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Scheduled flights on time

When examining Indian airlines’ domestic traffic metrics at the 4 major metropolitan airports, Tata Group carriers won the top three rankings for scheduled service punctuality.

Air Asia India took first place, performing 93% of scheduled flights operated on time. Vistara was close behind with 91% on-time performance and Air India rounded out the top three with 88%.

A look at the current performance figures at the time of writing shows that carrier punctuality remains about the same, with Tata Group airlines continuing to hold the top three performance spots.

Passenger load factor

Being the off-peak period, passenger load factors on Indian carriers were generally quite low, with major carriers posting values ​​between 65-85%.

For the month of August, SpiceJet led the pack with a load factor percentage of 84.6%. They were followed by Vistara with 84.4% and Go First with 81.6%. Statistics from major carriers as of today show an average passenger load factor of 80%.

Flight cancellations

Regarding the second performance parameter of flight cancellations, Indian carriers have performed well in the domestic/regional market. Overall, the cancellation figure for scheduled domestic services was 0.84% ​​for the month of August.

Client satisfaction

When it comes to customer satisfaction, the top two passenger complaints were problems with flights and problems getting refunds for canceled flights.

Domestic market share


Considering the national/regional service breakdown for August 2022, the numbers are as follows:

IndiGo, India’s leading carrier and the world’s largest low-cost carrier, claims a solid market share of 57.70%. Vistara, a full-service operator, has 9.70% market share, followed in third place by ultra-low-cost operator Go First with 8.60% market share.

Domestic and international travel demand remains buoyant for the Indian aviation sector, and further improvements in numbers are likely in the coming months.

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Oman’s water utility eyes national and regional expansion https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/omans-water-utility-eyes-national-and-regional-expansion/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 04:25:47 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/omans-water-utility-eyes-national-and-regional-expansion/

Majis Industrial Services (MIS), an integrated water services company wholly owned by the Omani government, has ambitions to expand its activities, currently limited to Suhar, to other industrial and economic hubs in the Sultanate of Oman , as well as potential markets in the wider Gulf Cooperation Council. (CCG).

Majis, a subsidiary of Oman Investment Authority (OIA) – the Sultanate of Oman’s integrated sovereign wealth fund – is among a number of public entities preparing for partial privatization as part of the government’s divestment strategy. ‘OIA. Initial public offerings (IPOs) through the Muscat Stock Exchange (MSX) are the preferred route for privatization.

At the MSX Investors Roadshow held last week, a senior official from Majis gave an overview of the company’s business model, operational performance and vision for growth.

Hamed Ali al Wahaibi, acting CEO, said the company currently provides a range of water-related utilities to mainly industrial customers operating in the port and free zone of Sohar, as well as in the nearby industrial city of suhar. No less than 50 customers are currently connected to Majis’ comprehensive networks which provide cooling seawater, ultra-pure process water and drinking water, as well as wastewater treatment and industrial effluents supplied by the company.

“We have a very attractive business model, with well-invested assets and sustainable growth acceleration, supported by capable and experienced management, the interim CEO said. “We have an exclusive concession with Sohar Port and Free Zone as the sole utility provider, with ownership of integrated utility assets, such as the sea water intake system, plant RO (and other infrastructure), with the ability to scale and grow the business. We have long-term agreements with our customers, with an average remaining term of 15 years and with over 90% of our agreements based on “take or pay” agreements. This gives you an indication that our cash flow is pretty much predictable and also stable. »

Commenting on Majis’ financial performance, he said the company had experienced compound annual growth of around 20% since its inception in 2007. Majis continues to generate “double-digit” profits for its shareholders, he said. note.

Sharing information on Majis’ growth plans, Al Wahaibi said the company aims to set up similar integrated utility networks to support industries in the Salalah Free Zone. Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding in this regard last year, Majis has recently completed the “business case” to implement this initiative and hopes to “reach an agreement” with the authority of the free zone to move forward.

In addition, Majis is exploring opportunities to deliver its integrated water utility model to potential customers through the public-private partnership (PPP) route, he said. In March, the company submitted its bid for a water services project based on a PPP, to be supplied by Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC), resulting from the restructuring and merger of Haya Water and Diam.

Going forward, Majis is also targeting opportunities in the wider GCC region, based on an outward expansion envisaged in the “next 3 to 4 years”, he added.

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Croatia Airlines presents its winter network with two new routes https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/croatia-airlines-presents-its-winter-network-with-two-new-routes/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/croatia-airlines-presents-its-winter-network-with-two-new-routes/

Croatia Airlines has finalized its network for the 2022/2023 winter season which starts on October 30 and ends on March 25 next year. The carrier will introduce two new routes, with limited operations from Split and Pula to Zurich. Both routes have so far been maintained on a seasonal summer basis. Over the coming winter, they will both run twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday, with the Dash 8 turboprop aircraft. ‘next year. As a result, this winter, for the first time in years, Croatia Airlines will operate international flights from Pula, complementing its domestic operations to Zagreb and Zadar.

The Croatian carrier will maintain thirteen international destinations from its Zagreb hub. The airline will restore services from the Croatian capital to Dublin, which have been suspended for most of the summer season. It will last until the end of January. In addition, it will operate flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London Heathrow, Munich. Paris, Rome (via Split), Sarajevo, Skopje, Vienna and Zurich. Additionally, it will maintain domestic services to Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar. The carrier will operate the same number of destinations as in the previous winter season. Compared to pre-pandemic 2018/2019 and early winter 2019/2020, it will not serve Barcelona, ​​Lisbon and Mostar from its main hub.

Elsewhere in its network, Croatia Airlines will operate flights from Split to Frankfurt, Munich, Rome and Zagreb, in addition to its new Zurich service. Operations to Dubrovnik have been reduced to a single domestic route, unlike its pre-pandemic winters which also included flights to Frankfurt. From Osijek, the carrier will continue to maintain its services to Munich, which were launched earlier this year. Likewise, from Rijeka, the airline will offer flights to the Bavarian capital, while services from Zadar will be maintained to Pula and Zagreb. Overall, Croatia Airlines will operate more than 8,500 scheduled flights in the 2022/23 winter season with 890,000 tickets on sale, which represents a 29% increase compared to last year.

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9/11 Remembrance: Domestic Terrorism a Biggest Homeland Security Threat 21 Years After 9/11 Attacks, Expert Says https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/9-11-remembrance-domestic-terrorism-a-biggest-homeland-security-threat-21-years-after-9-11-attacks-expert-says/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 15:18:12 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/9-11-remembrance-domestic-terrorism-a-biggest-homeland-security-threat-21-years-after-9-11-attacks-expert-says/

CHICAGO (WLS) — Twenty-one years ago, al-Qaeda used commercial aircraft to carry out coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed. In response to the September 11 attacks, the United States launched the global war on terrorism.

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As America marked this grim anniversary, ABC7 Chicago discussed the threats Americans face today with Tom Brady, associate dean of the Utilities Division and director of the College of DuPage’s Homeland Security Training Institute.

In 2001, the attacks came from outside the United States. Brady said that’s not the case in 2022.

“I believe that the greatest threat in the United States today is domestic terrorism. What I consider to be local extremism or homegrown terrorism,” Brady said. “We have so many mass shootings. In 2022, we had a total of 508 mass shootings. And mass shooting is defined as when four or more people are shot in one incident.”

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Brady said domestic terrorism sometimes goes unseen by law enforcement and can fly under the radar.

“If there is someone planning to commit a domestic terrorism attack and they have had no contact with law enforcement and have not made their intentions known to their family or his friends, he’s extremely dangerous,” Brady said. “Law enforcement doesn’t have these people on their radar, they’re kind of flying under the radar and that’s a very dangerous thing in our country right now.”

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But are we safer than 21 years ago?

“There is no doubt that we are safer than we were on September 11, 2001 because of the security procedures we have in place in the country,” Brady said. “We’ve done a lot of things with airports and borders and things like that. Security is a daily thing for us now. So we’re safer from that point of view. But can we be vulnerable, of course as we can. And that’s something we need to be focused on to make sure we can be as safe as possible.”

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KCK police aim to reduce domestic violence homicides https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/kck-police-aim-to-reduce-domestic-violence-homicides/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 23:07:04 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/kck-police-aim-to-reduce-domestic-violence-homicides/

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is working to reduce the number of domestic violence-related homicides.

In late fall, officers will use a lethality assessment when responding to domestic violence calls.

“Depending on the answers given to these questions, it may trigger a call for shelter, Sgt. Greg Vickers of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said.

The lethality assessment is what some local law enforcement agencies use to help a victim of domestic violence.

“Now if you answer yes to any of the top 3 questions, that’s an automatic trigger for a safe home,” said Sgt. Vickers said.

Vickers said he has been using this rating since joining the team in 2011.

Now Kansas City, Kansas police will also use it by the end of the year.

Although the questions may differ in each police service, the objective is the same.

“This is an extremely dangerous situation for a victim and our goal as a police service, and it should also be for the community, is to offer help to these victims,” said Major Brittanie Pruitt of the KCKPD. “Give them help and show them there is a way out. There are other resources to help you out of this situation.

Pruitt said about 38% of KCK homicides this year were the result of domestic violence.

The ministry received a grant from the Federal Bureau of Violence Against Women to implement the program.

He uses the funds to hire a 24-hour coordinator.

“We finalize our report, and then we sit down with officers at our annual in-service training, and that will be given to them and show them what the questions look like, which triggers a response,” Pruitt said.

KCK police said they know people don’t always call 911 for help. People can reach the ministry’s victim services team at 913-573-5616. The national domestic violence hotline is 1-800-799-7233.

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10 charts Liz Truss can’t ignore https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/10-charts-liz-truss-cant-ignore/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 07:19:57 +0000 https://flexiblecouplings.co.in/10-charts-liz-truss-cant-ignore/

The new prime minister’s honeymoon begins and ends today. Once Liz Truss officially enters Downing Street tomorrow, she will be under pressure to tackle the huge economic crises facing the country, with very little time to announce her political plans. Truss herself has pledged to reveal her plan to raise energy bills in the first week of her premiership, and her plans to cut taxes in the first month. Although they are at the forefront of political discussions, these are just some of the urgencies the government will have to deal with in the weeks and months to come. Below are ten charts the Truss administration cannot ignore if it and its government are to get the country back on track.

The most immediate pressure on Truss is to announce its plans to deal with soaring energy bills, now that Ofgem has announced that the next price cap will rise to £3,549 a year, an increase by 80%. After originally downplaying plans for more direct cash top-ups, the Truss campaign has acknowledged in recent weeks that the £15billion grant scheme announced by Rishi Sunak in May is set to be extended – and significantly.

But there are rumors now that Truss could be considering another U-turn on energy bills: after ruling out an official price cap freeze (which Labor is pushing for), it now looks like it will at least be discussed as a political option. The decision to “freeze” energy bills is really nothing like this: national politicians cannot control the global price of energy. Rather, it is a transfer of rising energy costs from the consumer to future taxpayers, as the government would likely borrow the many billions needed to cover the costs (it is estimated to be a year of “freezing” the cap for a year in April 2022 a level of £1,971 would cost around £60bn – about the same as the whole furlough scheme).

This could cure political headaches in the very short term, as it would be a way to reduce customer bills this winter. But it seriously undermines another promise Truss made: that there will be no mandatory energy rationing this winter. The UK is already at the mercy of countries like France and Belgium for energy imports this winter. And as France is now discovering, with so-called “capped” energy bills, this policy does nothing to encourage people to reduce their energy consumption where they can safely, and supplies are running out. . Just last week, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne warned that if consumption continued in France as normal, rationing would become inevitable. If the UK implements similar policies, state-mandated rationing will only become more likely.

But it’s not just energy prices that are driving up household bills. Looking at the distribution of where price increases are most acute, energy is only part of the problem. Household energy costs and gasoline, while contributing strongly to increased financial burdens for families, account for less than half of the percentage point increase in CPIH inflation right now, as things as the price of food and domestic services also skyrocket. It’s a glitch in the Liz Truss agenda to use tax cuts to help with the cost of living crisis. While allowing people to keep more of their own money will undoubtedly help over the next few months and years, plans to temporarily reduce VAT by five percentage points will do little to help the cost of food. , which is already exempt from VAT, and which increases .

All of this highlights how critical it is for the Truss government to tackle the headline inflation rate, which is now in double digits and is expected to rise further before it peaks. Forecasts are increasingly worrying, with estimates now that inflation could reach nearly 20% over the year.

Truss’s main plan to fight inflation is to create space for the Bank of England to raise interest rates faster and at longer intervals, by easing fiscal policy – ​​which, in his view. turn, should allow for a tighter monetary policy. But this plan will still require central bankers to shake up their slow and steady attitudes and play with the Treasury – a decision that ultimately rests with the Bank, as Truss has adamantly ruled out altering its independence.

What Truss insists she can control, however, is the extent to which Britain’s economy grows in the future, centering her campaign largely on growth-boosting tax cuts and (vague) plans for supply-side reforms to revive the economy. But the new Prime Minister has his work cut out for him. Forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility suggest the UK economy will remain essentially flat for the next few years as the prospect of a recession still looms over Britain as the economy has contracted by 0, 1% in the second quarter, and could well post another contraction. at T3.

Yet despite all the attention to official economic data, the biggest deciding factor in making or breaking Truss’s premiership may well be what happens to the NHS waiting list, as the Tories currently face at the next election with one in six people in England waiting. for care.

Truss promised at the weekend that the waiting list would fall under his post as Prime Minister – but according to leaked internal data to The spectator in February, the waiting list is expected to increase by nearly three million more before reaching a peak, and this is the central scenario (in the pessimistic scenario, it rises to more than ten million). How Truss plans to quickly whittle down that waiting list without any serious overhaul of the current system — something she and Sunak ruled out during the campaign trail — remains a mystery.

Meanwhile, patients are suffering and the consequences of even more limited access to health care are being felt. The number of excess deaths hovered around 1,000 for 15 weeks of this year, but as Michael Simmons notes, “unlike Covid deaths”, these deaths “are met with near silence”. It reveals that deaths are particularly high among those aged 30 to 59, who clearly struggle to access immediate treatment if something goes wrong. This scandal of young and – in many cases – unnecessary deaths will only grow during the winter months, when health services will be even more stretched.

All of these emergencies will trump medium-term economic issues, but these will still require the Truss government’s attention, especially as it sees the party’s next speech to the electorate in a year or two.

Nor is the economy going to grow as Truss imagines without addressing the five million working-age people who have fallen off the grid. Especially with such a tight labor market (still nearing the all-time high of 1.3 million job vacancies), it’s hard to see how these gaps are closing (and even how inflation is being reduced in domestic services) without increasing their participation in the labor force.

And then there is the political domain dear to the heart of the new Prime Minister. Long before the pandemic hit, prices soared and the NHS waiting list reached record levels, it was universally recognized that the housing sector was broken, preventing even young adults from dreaming of the day when they could own a house. While Truss scaled back her ambitions of a planning overhaul and extensive home building during the campaign, she still hinted that it was a priority for her. But doing something about it will require much more than a policy overhaul – it will take arm wringing within one’s own party and a hefty dose of political capital to convince the conservative protectionists (of whom there are many) that the creating a new generation of owners is not just ethically correct, but politically necessary for the long-term survival of the party.

That will be the underlying challenge at the heart of every policy decision Truss makes as prime minister: figuring out how to bring her party with her. Having won the leadership race by a narrower margin than the polls suggested (57.4% to 42.6%), she will have to convince many of her colleagues, as well as the nation, that her plans to exit the countries from its sagging economic crisis are the good ones. And there are plenty of problems to solve.

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