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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.
There’s plenty of evidence that this will boost productivity, increase diversity in the workforce and help our wellbeing.
Ensuring that every child has access to comprehensive sexuality education will have a huge impact in the years and decades to come.
Anne McIntosh: How casinos and betting shops can help the economy recover once life returns to normal
The industry has gone to huge efforts to become Covid secure, and contributes a huge amount in tax.
Iain Dale: The EU has no interest in Northern Ireland’s future prosperity. It just sees it as a mechanism to exert its power.
Plus: Say what you like about Trump, but he had a better slogan than Clinton. And: Sunak’s budget was disappointing.
Iain Dale: Teaching unions are loud but wrong on vaccines. Besides, what about those without powerful public advocates?
Plus: Have you got your popcorn ready for Salmond’s appearance before a committee of the Scottish Parliament this lunchtime?
Paul Howell and Heather Wheeler: Full HS2 is critical to our election commitment to rebalance the economy
We cannot waste the opportunity that our Government’s high-speed rail investment plans presents.
Miles Briggs: The pandemic has hit betting shops hard. The Gambling Review must do nothing to hamper their recovery.
It’s vital that governments in London and Edinburgh do nothing to make things more difficult than they already are.
Completing the regeneration of Longbridge would be a powerful example of Conservative policy actively “levelling up” the economy.
Joel Gladwin: International rivals are catching up on the UK’s fintech success. Here’s how we can defend our crown.
The approach towards a functional open finance ecosystem can be quicker, leaner and more agile than the EU’s.
Ed Vaizey: Ending tax-free shopping for international visitors would be disastrous for the British economy
The policy will make the country less competitive on the world stage. Indeed, it’ll be the only one in Europe not offering VAT-free shopping.
Richard Ritchie: The climate crisis – and this pandemic – have made the case for a carbon tax stronger than ever before
Besides, the cash-strapped Chancellor will need to raise revenue from somewhere. Here are some points to consider before going ahead.
Caroline Nokes: Spare a thought for women. Male ministers have forgotten we exist in their lockdown easing plans.
While barbers, beers and football are deemed priorities for reopening, female-dominated businesses, like nail salons, have been left in limbo.
WATCH: Sunak declares that “we will do whatever it takes.” The Government’s Coronavirus press conference.
“We must act like any war time government, and do whatever it takes to support our economy.”