He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.
The harsh truth is that, nearly seven years into Conservative-led Government, we are still living beyond our means.
OECD analysis indicates that the cost of childcare as a percentage of income for a two-earner family is now the highest in the developed world.
You can’t encourage people to take what are described as virtuous acts, only to punish them later financially.
It would simply replicate all the worst faults of the NHS and create a new set of problems.
Even if she wanted to, she couldn’t reduce her department’s budget without a change in the law.
We obsess about the views of EU member states, but must also consider domestic reform and global relations.
The local government system is not fit for purpose. Simply demanding more cash from overburdened taxpayers is no solution.
The Centre for Social Justice applauds the Universal Credit changes. But praise elsewhere is thin.
Having two major fiscal events a year creates uncertainty and tempts Chancellors to pursue gimmicks.
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.
The second piece in our mini-series on the Autumn Statement, which takes place a week from today.
A simpler tax system would bring many benefits.
She needs the larger majority that a poll would deliver if she is to achieve her programme at a time of pre-Brexit turbulence.
What stands in the way of the homes, jobs and savings proclaimed on the masthead of this site is not a state that’s too liberal, but one that’s not liberal enough.