For us, the key question is: what was Greensill himself doing as an adviser to the Coalition in the first place?
Posts Tagged: Business
Our fringe event with the TaxPayers’ Alliance, including Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business.
Providing small businesses with technology and training will accelerate our recovery from Coronavirus.
Among our recommendations today, Localis is urging central government to further reduce the tax burden on the pub sector.
Ryan Bourne: Why is Sunak so taken with tax hikes – when the tax burden is forecast to be its heaviest for 70 years?
Conservative messaging implies an implicit belief that there are no major state functions ripe for reform in any fiscal repair.
Richard Holden: The Chancellor shouldn’t try to win a spending arms race with Labour – which we would lose anyway
Perhaps the simplest way of putting it is: it’s all about economic credibility, stupid. Because come 2024, it certainly will be.
“We have to balance difficult decisions. The decision we made was to protect two million jobs in the hospitality industry.”
The Chancellor adds that the success of the vaccine should “give us all a sense of optimism and confidence about the future.”
We need to have a debate about which taxes are least damaging to economic growth. Over the long term, corporation tax ranks as being one of the worst.
Andy Street: I haven’t raised a mayoral tax during my term, and commit to not doing so if I’m re-elected
It’s not surprising that I do things differently, since I came to the role from a business background, rather than via the world of politics.
Stephen O’Brien: The challenge of converting world-class research into British economic success. Here’s an example than works.
We should double down on Product Development Partnerships, which are alive and well in the field of public health.
Alan Mak: Industrial strategy. Focus narrowly and don’t spread thinly – concentrating on key innovative sectors.
The third piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
The proposal put forward by the Centre for Brexit Policy meets the EU demand for protection of its Single Market while also protecting the province.
The cynical politics of emissions targets and COP26. How government is poised to declare success while delivering failure.
Our five year electoral cycle is driving MPs to compete for short-term green subsidies without questioning the medium-term consequences.
“If necessary even tighter restrictions in conjunction with more long-term clarity for businesses would benefit the NHS and the economy”.