Much of our economic growth and job creation comes from innovation from new enterprises. Tax incentives make sense.
Neil O’Brien: A locally targeted approach to the Coronavirus is the best way to preserve lives, liberty and livelihoods
Better data is one of the things we need to make it work as we head into a tough winter. It should be regularly put in the public domain.
Iain Dale: Covid-19. There is no good reason why the arts sector should get a billion pound bailout while coach operators do not
Plus: If Johnson goes soon, it will be of his volition. And: these presidential debates are a train crash for America.
Like the May Government, an electoral coalition built around an existential question is propping up a badly ailing political vehicle.
Stephen Booth: To reach a best in class trade deal with New Zealand and Australia, we need to liberalise on agriculture
The crux of the trade negotiations is to what degree we’re prepared to do this – in return for a high-quality agreement on trade in services, data and investment.
Ryan Bourne: It’s time to admit that Eat Out to Help Out was a mistake – because it boosted the resurgence of the virus
It was “the most commonly reported activity in the two to seven days prior to symptom onset” for infected individuals in the contact tracing system.
Daniel Hannan: Clever, inquisitive and, crucially, independent, Charles Moore would be the perfect BBC chairman
His critics display the close-mindedness that they falsely suspect in him. Indeed, you won’t find a less partisan man.
Forget the polls. Be honest about risk. Understand the English. Use scientists less. Deploy Sunak more. Drop the technical language and work with others.
Richard Holden: Access to cash. Here in County Durham, it matters to voters. Sunak should help to guarantee it.
For many in my community – particularly those on tight budgets, pensioners, and people trying to manage their way out of debt – cash is what they live by.
David Gauke: Johnson’s Covid policy – and why it’s opening up a rift between him and his traditional Tory supporters
If he is to take the necessary steps to get a Brexit deal (and I hope he does), he is going to have to defy those instincts on a second issue, too.
Iain Dale: We all want our city and town centres to return to normal. But that isn’t possible at present, so we must get used to it.
Plus: Johnson’s future. When I went to a party with a shotgun and live cartridges. And: am I Diane Abbott’s maternal grandmother?
With a second lockdown looming, Sturgeon appears keen on a harmonised approach. This is welcome, but ministers should not drop their guard.
From working with Lithuania to enable gas pipelines, to relaxing visas for Belarusians, there’s much we can do to put pressure on Lukashenko’s regime.
Plus: by stealth, under the cover of Covid-19, Starmer is changing the Labour Party to one based on social democracy, rather than red-blooded socialism.
Why should we believe that any new Chairman can deliver change, when the new Director-General has seen his pledges fail in his first month in the job?