In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP sets out plans on tax, housing deficits and debt to help achieve inter-generational justice.
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“Austerity” has been blurred and misused as a term. If everyone takes its end as a promise of whatever they fancy, it will soon get costly and risky.
Andrew Selous: Our belief in free markets does not mean that we will fail to call out abuse where we see it
A commitment to social justice has always been at the heart of conservatism. Now we need to do more to support families, health and relationships.
Many householders are sent threatening letters for money owed by previous occupants. Local authorities are among the culprits.
George Freeman: Come to our Big Tent Ideas Festival next weekend. And help build conservatism and capitalism for a new generation.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.
Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
As Conservatives, we have a duty to protect and defend people who have historically been left without access to legal credit.
Lower interest rates and monetary manipulation have been presented as the solution to our economic woes. But increasingly they create them.
The current system has brought benefits, but it can be improved upon. Getting it right will improve both equality of opportunity and fairness.
In the post-leave springtime, it will be worth considering what would happen if all three were abolished and replaced by a single Turnover Tax.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 1) Steve Moore: It could have worked had spending been cut Canada-Style
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
Which taxes should Tories cut? 3) Julian Jessop: Reduce sin taxes and property taxes to give the economy a fillip
The final article in our series argues that while the primary focus should be deficit reduction, there may yet be room to make life a bit easier, particularly for the poorest.
Nicky Morgan: It’s too soon to abandon fiscal discipline, but the Spring Statement is a chance to communicate our vision
Day-to-day spending being brought back into balance is good news, and it makes some spending decisions easier, but beware hype about the ‘end of austerity’.
The Government needs to present a persuasive explanation of why interest rates are set to rise further
Opportunists will try to lay it all at the door of Brexit. But the truth is more complex – not least given rising wages and the knock-on effects of Trump’s tax cuts.
In his second piece on Higher Education, the former Universities Minister looks at how they might be tweaked – and why the alternatives are reactionary, expensive or both.