An article by Frank Field , Labour mp , who should be well known , and respected , by most readers for his insight in the social field. ... rank-field

Well worth a few minutes to read.

The only issue I would question would be the funding.

Again , ring fencing. Raise a specified amount for a specified purpose.

I have not been in favour of ring fencing.

I would prefer to see allocation from the general income raised from taxation.

May be more palatable to the general public ?

Possibily , like a separate collection tin ?