Building more houses is a necessary but not sufficient means of ensuring rising home ownership for younger people.
Posts Tagged: Bank of England
If the Bank of England doesn’t catch up, four per cent or five per cent inflation for a couple of years could cause real problems.
Ryan Bourne: Furlough may have averted mass layoffs. But the Government’s next challenge is the reallocation economy.
Covid-19 is likely to have lasting effects on our preferences, where and how we want to work, and where we are able to travel.
A Keynesian stimulus was the right response to the Covid-19 crisis. But to keep it up now risks inflation.
Our exit from the EU should allow fresh thinking and a new regulatory approach – to allow the UK to reach its full economic potential.
Duncan Simpson: With the Covid bill standing at £372 billion, the Government’s spending spree looks increasingly unsustainable
Much of Westminster seems hell bent on pursuing net zero – never mind what this means for the average household.
Daniel Hannan: The City was always going to survive post-Brexit. But now we must diverge from EU rules, and allow it to prosper.
Brexit doesn’t just allow the City to make its regulatory regime more competitive; it obliges it to do so.
Neil Stock: The planning system is a socialist construct. It desperately needs updating for the modern age.
The legislation introduced by the Town and Country Planning Act 1947 is still remarkably unchanged to this day.
Shrey Srivastava: Why young people should reject the folly of modern monetary theory. Along with everyone else.
Once inflation arises, reversing course is difficult. Businesses shut down or relocate, unemployment soars and we enter an economic contraction.
Aamer Sarfraz: Other countries have started work on their digital currencies. It’s time the UK got going too.
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.
Stephen Booth: The challenges awaiting Lord Frost, who will take charge of Europe policy, and joins the Cabinet on Monday
One would suspect that the Government’s primary objective will be to stabilise and bed down the new relationship with Brussels.
Will Tanner: Covid and vaccines. Imagine what would have happened if we’d junked intervention – and opted instead for laissez faire.
The first piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
Ryan Bourne: A reassuringly conservative speech from Starmer’s Shadow Chancellor. The Tories will need to up their game.
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.