The forgotten victims tend to be the taxpayer and small businesses – most of which can barely get hold of their local councillors, let alone ministers.
In one of an occasional series we are running in advance of the Budget, some radical suggestions for kickstarting the British economy.
A dedicated body could focus on scrutinising the economy and effectiveness of future plans. Australia and New Zealand already have similar models.
The extraordinary economic measures announced by the Chancellor are justifiable, but at some point soon they will no longer be – and they will need to be reversed.
The Prime Minister’s spending commitments sit alongside welcome proposals for devolution and reform.
The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
The second piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
We need an overhaul to meet both the immediate challenges posed by Brexit and to maintain our global position as other countries start catching us up.
Perhaps the cost of dying all seems rather small fry, in relation to delivering Brexit by October 31. But there is likely to be a Budget ahead of the deadline.
The alternatives we publish today range from airfields to supertrams, roads to rail, bicycles to bridges.
This first piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that the Conservatives must get serious about living within our means.
The local government system is not fit for purpose. Simply demanding more cash from overburdened taxpayers is no solution.
The fourth in our series of pieces on economic policy after the referendum decision.