The job now needs to be completed by shoring up workers’ incomes and firms’ revenues to as close to 100 per cent as is practical.
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.
There will also be a longer-term cost of possible tax changes for the self-employed, but for now these are not the issue.
The new parliamentary party is more Eurosceptic, and a majority government better-positioned to absorb rebellions. And yet…
In a new Policy Exchange paper, I recommend that the Government should consider pre-empting a potential deterioration in mental health and well-being.
When the UK claims to be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions it is often simply offshoring them.
But some free marketeers are concerned about the huge borrowing rise and the reliance on “bureaucrats picking winners.”
Britain imposes uniquely heavy burdens on low-income workers with dependants, which create a huge drag on social mobility. Profound reform is needed.
On biodiversity, climate change, and the illegal wildlife trade, the UK and her Overseas Territories can play a crucial role.
The Government’s current approach to contracts locks out small, specialist providers in exchange for a handful of multinationals.
Blanket calls for higher wealth taxes may play poorly, but plenty of specific measures poll well and these voters are not crying out for tax cuts.
Over a third of patients who attend A&E do so for non-urgent, minor injuries. They are unable to get GP appointments.
For many lawyers and commentators, its ruling was an assertion of judicial power that cannot be justified by constitutional law or principle.
Its fundamental principles are the same as when it was established in the forties as part of a programme to establish a command-and-control economy.
Rigid, centralised planning rules are preventing Britain’s towns from adapting organically to changes in how we live, work, and shop.