Furthermore, the world will soon realise that Brexit is no disaster but rather a big positive which could harness growth.
Posts by Lord Flight
Lord Flight is Chairman of Flight & Partners Recovery Fund, and is a former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
I question whether our reformed apprenticeship system goes far enough.
We should aim for relative free trade in areas where we compete strongly, and subsidies for parts of our food and agricultural industry which need support.
Howard Flight: Sunak’s Keynesian interventions are working. Here’s what the Treasury should consider next.
I would hope it has researched which areas of expenditure have the largest spending multiplier effects.
Howard Flight: The rights of British citizens who live among our European neighbours must be safeguarded
These proposed Lords amendments defend the rights and social protections of British nationals and armour-plate the Withdrawal Agreement.
Much of our economic growth and job creation comes from innovation from new enterprises. Tax incentives make sense.
Howard Flight: From rising demand for out of town housing, to increases in savings, the Covid trends to look out for.
I expect the UK to emerge from this economic and health shakeup with permanent major changes of behaviour.
The NHS employs 1.75 million people and is too monolithic. The number of civil servants has risen to 460,000. This is territory which the Chancellor needs to examine in detail.
Howard Flight: High streets, air travel, restaurants, the arts. How the virus is transforming our lifestyle.
It should be remembered that the arts contributes more to Britain’s international earnings, in the aggregate, than does the City of London.
“Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Saves lives” now needs to end up as “Get back to work. Protect the economy. Save livelihoods.”
Howard Flight: There’s reason to believe that the recovery will proceed better and accelerate faster than many anticipate
The pundits have the UK’s lost output at up to 30 per cent of GDP: personally, I anticipate it to be less, and closer to 10 per cent to 15 per cent.
It will take a vast New Deal of actual spending to lift Europe out of Coronavirus slump and head off a deflationary depression.
The Enterprise Investment Scheme has a crucial role to play in helping British SMEs reach their full potential in the global market.
Finally, the television licence. The principle ought to be that those who wish to watch the BBC pay a fee and those who don’t watch it do not.
Howard Flight: What Johnson should do next. Including dealing with that socialist creation, the BBC.
I suggest the necessary first priority is to sort out the Stamp Duty mess. I would like to see it abolished on residential property.