Could more spending bring the economy back quicker? Wouldn’t it be more cost-effective to ensure public finances are on a sustainable footing?
How have think-tanks and campaign groups responded to the Chancellor’s fiscal and economic news?
They cover sovereignty, the UK-EU trading relationship, governance, and compliance with the 2019 Conservative Election Manifesto.
A sensible national conversation about the quality of degrees needs a proper system of assessment. That won’t be simple or cheap.
Reducing their length will help close this attainment gap, while reducing the burden on working families.
Philippa Stroud: The Legatum Prosperity Index. The UK is in a strong position, but there are the first signs of deterioration.
We must beware the trap of falling into a mindset of an overdeveloped society, vulnerable to entitlement and complacency.
Eamonn Ives: The Government should be doing all it can to give Britain’s green entrepreneurs a head start
The major industries of the future will be green, clean, and environmentally conscious. Without action we risk jobs, investment, and exports going overseas.
Ed Birkett and Benedict McAleenan: Hydrogen holds huge potential for British industry – here’s how to achieve it
Not only is it a fuel of the future, but it can help the Government achieve its levelling up agenda.
The solution to the problems they described isn’t debate over regulation – but scaling up programmes that focus on young people heading for the clink.
The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
Matthew Oakley: Levelling up. We need to measure it in order to deliver it – and know that it’s worked
The first report of a new commission finds that disparities are just as apparent within regions, cities and towns as they are between them.
We estimate that streamlining the quango state could mean nearly 34,000 people off the taxpayer payroll, and a saving of £3.25 billion a year.
Caroline Elsom: The Online Harms proposals set us on a course that will threaten freedom, privacy and competitiveness – while being unlikely to make us safer
We wouldn’t want constraints on free speech imposed on the basis of opaque agreements between platforms and politicians.
Andy Cook: New stop and search powers are backed by the public – whatever the fashionable commentariat says
Serious Violence Reduction Orders send a strong message that violence and carrying weapons can and will be stopped.
Without action, profitable firms may spend years paying back creditors rather than investing and creating jobs.