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Posts Tagged: Chancellor of the Exchequer
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.
The second piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.
Ruth Davidson: The pandemic has been devastating for the world’s poorest girls. We cannot turn our backs on them.
The Chancellor’s decision to cut foreign aid will put futures in jeopardy.
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.
Completing the regeneration of Longbridge would be a powerful example of Conservative policy actively “levelling up” the economy.
The proposed foreign aid cut. Many Tories are against it. But Sunak has limited options as he tries to salvage the economy.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
She attacks the Government for giving employers less than six hours’ notice that the furlough scheme was being extended.
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.
My objective would be policies to help achieve growth in real Government revenue, and growth in labour productivity.
Even putting aside the EU dimension, there are very good arguments for having one in place.
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has exceeded all expectations with his recent negotiations.
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.
We should be aggressively backing UK manufacturing, science and green tech as a key plank of our recovery.