It should take advantage of the current macro-economic environment afforded by low borrowing costs, to provide stable – and sizeable – funding.
While the pandemic has been challenging for the National Grid, it also presents the perfect opportunity for change.
As a member of his first Cabinet, I was tested in Northern Ireland – as elsewhere the new government reduced the defict and reformed public services.
With no fiscal leeway for stimulus spending, a bold supply-side programme will be crucial for the UK.
As in 2008, the line between survival and disaster will rest on the bond markets’ trust in the British Government and on the reputation of the Bank of England.
Our survey finds a dramatic change in outlook from a month ago.
He argues that the country needs a clear majority in order to avoid “constitutional chaos” during the next phase of the negotiations, and an election may not provide one.
How a proud, unbending leader misread his party, brought down a government, and set back the idea of sharing power for a generation.
It was once said that the secret of Thatcher’s success was moving steadily on multiple fronts so that her enemies did not know where to focus their attention.
Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
The Comprehensive Spending Review has to be seen as a way to reset the narrative. Government need to focus on reform as a positive – not expenditure.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
Clearing up the last few pieces of formal political inequality has taken a century, but every step was taken under a Conservative or Coalition government.
The Government is seeking recognition of its working majority in the Commons – and can only prevail if that majority exists.
The two parties have proven that they can work effectively together in normal circumstances. These are not normal circumstances.