Once inflation arises, reversing course is difficult. Businesses shut down or relocate, unemployment soars and we enter an economic contraction.
A digital pound, backed by the Bank of England, could be a major win for individuals and businesses.
I believe so – but nonetheless, the balance of risks, driven by economic and political trends, has definitely shifted.
One would suspect that the Government’s primary objective will be to stabilise and bed down the new relationship with Brussels.
The first piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
This is not to say that all of Dodds’ analysis is coherent or correct, but the days of unhinged Corbynite attacks on capitalism are over.
The big questions are about an EU deal and Covid recovery. But one of the other places to look is how we turn our savings into investments.
Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
Closing the transition period at the end of the year will cause even greater problems than necessary.
Government needs to reform the stucture of expert advice, and publish serious analysis of the cost of the options they face.
The Chancellor should use his statement on Wednesday to announce a comprehensive and ambitious plan to counter the threat.
This is the second in a three-part series on how to boost our economy after Coronavirus.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
It’s a good thing for former senior Ministers to keep thinking, going and contributing, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a comeback to government.
“Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Saves lives” now needs to end up as “Get back to work. Protect the economy. Save livelihoods.”