The D10 presents an opportunity for coordinating democracies around goals of combating climate change while securing supply chains.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
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.
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
Research indicates that over half of customer-facing staff have experienced abuse from customers since the pandemic began.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
It doesn’t make grand predictions about what will work or what we should do. It just prices in the ‘bad’ – in this case, emissions.
Plus: On Last Night of the Proms, I get in touch with my inner Farage. And: On Brexit, it’s crunch time as the end of transition approaches.
Aggressive and intimidating enforcement plagued our system long before Covid: now is not the time to cross our fingers and hope that this might change.
I, for one, see this new Commission as further evidence that the Government will take expert advice that benefits farmers and consumers.
He wanted the CMA to be both an aggressive consumer champion and decision-maker – “too much prosecution, judge, and jury” according to some.
At John Lewis where I was a new MD, we decided to put our trust in technology – to build a business model for the future.
More emphasis could have been put on local delivery of services, drugs, and even treatment using mobile medical equipment and remote consultation.