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.
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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.
David Gauke: If Johnson goes for a Brexit trade deal, as he should, he should also go for a further implementation period.
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.
Charlotte Pickles: Ten million people are at risk of becoming unemployed. They must be Sunak’s priority this week.
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.
Neil O’Brien: The New Puritans want to tear down our liberal settlement. Here’s what they think – and why they must be resisted.
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?
Javid delivers the Budget he never got a chance to – via the Centre for Policy Studies. He wants to go for growth.
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.”
Nat Wei: How the internet could have been used to protect lives and livelihoods during this crisis. And how we can do better.
More emphasis could have been put on local delivery of services, drugs, and even treatment using mobile medical equipment and remote consultation.
If, that is, interest rates carry on at rock bottom rates. But we have to take a chance on growing our way out of this crisis.
The Health Secretary’s defence of his department’s pro-lockdown stance has made him a target for those who want it eased.
Mark Harper: We can’t continue the current lockdown while waiting for a vaccine – and need a recovery plan to get out of it.
We will need to significantly and rapidly increase our testing capability and our ability to link this to a contact tracing system.
Caroline Elsom: We calculate the astronomical cost of the virus as double the sum spent each year on healthcare
As in 2008, the line between survival and disaster will rest on the bond markets’ trust in the British Government and on the reputation of the Bank of England.
Graham Gudgin: Speed, scale, simplicity. Three principles for further action by Ministers to protect jobs and help people.
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.