The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
The Chancellor should also support life-long learning through training vouchers, and offer tax breaks for politically independent trade unions.
Our proposals on how to do so will be brought forward next year. In so doing, we will drive our commitment to get net migration down to sustainable levels.
After leaving the EU, we must ensure we are well-positioned in terms of regulation, taxation, immigration and – crucially – foreign languages.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
My new project takes inspiration from Teddy Roosevelt, who saved American capitalism from itself.
The second piece in the author’s series on the coming economic revolution proposes a series of policies to turbo-charge the post-Brexit economy.
Little was achieved beyond inter-authority squabbling over priorities and endless consultants’ reports. The Local Enterprise Partnerships are much better.
Some employers have been doing very nicely out of labour which puts up with low pay, poor conditions and little flexibility in their hours.
The third in a three-part series of contributions from the ‘New Blue Book’.
Conservative values underpin what it can achieve – whether in apprenticeships, manufacturing exports, jobs or contributions to good causes.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
May is right in principle, but hobbled in practice.
The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
Supporting businesses to start and grow is a key part of our modern industrial strategy.