Every MP wants to make sure restrictions in their area are as limited as possible. But we’re close to the end now. Let’s not fall near the finish line.
Posts Tagged: economic growth
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
Publishing the figures will underline that Ministers are striving to be balanced. Never mind how it looks, though: better statistics will lead to better decisions.
David Willetts: The Government is wrong to propose cutting back on Universal Credit while the triple lock remains untouched
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.
To make best use of public funds, we should capitalise on those sectors where we already have a world-leading position.
Consequently, our third and most important priority is the vigorous pursuit of growth – set our country on a path of solid and sustained expansion.
A conventional budget of tax rises and spending cuts sizeable enough to begin to make our national debt affordable will constrict growth.
Why the obsessive focus on new tax rises when we need proper spending control – in the form of a real zero-based review?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
Alexandra Marsanu: Rather than being paralysed by the doom and gloom, we need to seize the new opportunities
A re-think of how businesses are run and what skills are needed should start sooner rather than later.
In a world that changes as fast as this one, constant intellectual regeneration should be our goal. Our recovery papers are a contribution to that.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?