Problems and risks such as the significant rise in online scams haven’t yet been adequately addressed.
Posts Tagged: Consumers
What we need is to promote a higher wage, higher productivity economy. Our economic targets should reflect those aims.
Jack Richardson: Green policy as security policy. And why we shouldn’t let China corner the market in new technologies.
The D10 presents an opportunity for coordinating democracies around goals of combating climate change while securing supply chains.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
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.
David Green: By creating a new investment bank, Sunak would give us a way of using our lockdown savings productively
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
Philip Davies: Our frontline staff are vital to our economic recovery, and we must do more to support them.
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.
Ryan Bourne: If you want to feed hungry children, don’t target food poverty. Aim to reduce poverty as a whole.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
Rachel Wolf: Net Zero risks upending our lives and livelihoods. Here’s why carbon pricing gives it a better chance of working.
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.
David Gauke: We’re urged to return to the office – but Ministers must face the fact that the world of work is changing.
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.
Nicky Morgan: Ministers must act swiftly to avoid a disaster – bailiffs abusing vulnerable people over council tax arrears
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.
Andrew Bowie: Evidence today that Ministers won’t negotiate trade deals that expose British farmers to unfair competition
I, for one, see this new Commission as further evidence that the Government will take expert advice that benefits farmers and consumers.
Ryan Bourne: Why Tyrie’s attempt to make the Competition Authority more like Which? magazine was wrong
He wanted the CMA to be both an aggressive consumer champion and decision-maker – “too much prosecution, judge, and jury” according to some.