The crucial point is that consumers will be fully informed of how much something will cost before they get to the very end of the checkout process.
Posts Tagged: Consumers
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“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.”
Julian Sturdy: To give farmers a fair deal, the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator should be extended
The current situation is not sustainable, and undermines competition and business development in the food sector to the detriment of both consumers and producers.
It would achieve real competition, incentivise efficiency and bring prices down for the majority (companies would be forced to compete for new customers or wither fast).
The final article in the author’s five-piece series on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Warwick Lightfoot: The right post-Brexit farming policy could unleash agricultural innovation and lighten the load on consumers
Reform must be phased, to allow farmers to adapt, but it will pay dividends.
Julian Knight: We can help make the case for capitalism by empowering consumers and customers. Here’s how.
We must show people how markets can make life better for ordinary families by broadening choice, spurring innovation, and driving down prices.
Rather than price caps and nationalisations, there is a chance to help consumers with tax cuts and regulatory reform.
The typical annual utility bill equates to around £3.50 a day. Even the right policy approach is unlikely to reduce this to much below £3 a day.
A ‘relative’ cap on the difference between standard variable tariffs and acquisition tariffs could untie Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ in the retail energy market.
The former fear that it will revive what they believe are business-unfriendly ideas about foreign takeovers and workers on boards.
“We believe in the good that government can do.”
What will replace the surplus target?
Why the Bank of England’s interest rate decision was right. And how the Prime Minister can inch towards her social reform economy.
In a nutshell, the cut was a doubling down on easing Brexit – which matters.
Overall, my advice is not to seek to reduce interest rates yet further which could have contrarian effects.