The Government has sat on its hands over the National Retraining Scheme. Ministers need to deliver it – with laid-off workers in the fast lane.
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John Redwood: The Government should prepare for a return to normal work for people not in the vulnerable categories
We are looking at a possible deep recession, with a big surge in jobless and the loss of substantial capacity to produce goods and services for the future.
John Redwood: Why I, as a strong supporter of the market economy, back the Government’s emergency economic measures
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
By adapting the Statutory Maternity Pay system, the Chancellor’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will improve the lives of thousands of people.
“Getting through this will require a collective national effort with a role for everyone to pay: people, businesses, government. It’s on all of us.”
The Chancellor’s statement. A firm second step – but he must go further to deliver “whatever it takes”.
The most significant part of his announcement was talks with employers and unions “to urgently develop new forms of employment support”.
Ryan Bourne: The upside-world of virus economics. And why we free marketeers must adapt our usual ways of thinking.
The theoretical aim of policy then should be bridging over what is hopefully a short pause in activity – eliminating near-term distress for households and businesses.
John Redwood: Why the Government’s response to the virus can’t be settled by the science – with decisions made by epidemiologists
Many of these matters can only be made on the basis of imperfect information. The advantage of the elected official making the ultimate decision is one of accountability.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
As Minister of Business and Industry, I will be working every day with those most at risk – whether in hospitality, tourism or travel.
For too long, the only organisations in this space have been big-business lobbies with a relentlessly negative attitude towards leaving the European Union.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
The Enterprise Investment Scheme has a crucial role to play in helping British SMEs reach their full potential in the global market.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
With Council Tax continuing to rise, these companies should be required to provide detailed Annual Reports, which identify directors and any payments they receive.