The fifth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Posts Tagged: Economic policy
Ryan Bourne: A British overspill from America’s result. Why the debate on the right over economics will now intensify.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
Eamonn Ives: The Government should be doing all it can to give Britain’s green entrepreneurs a head start
The major industries of the future will be green, clean, and environmentally conscious. Without action we risk jobs, investment, and exports going overseas.
Matthew Oakley: Levelling up. We need to measure it in order to deliver it – and know that it’s worked
The first report of a new commission finds that disparities are just as apparent within regions, cities and towns as they are between them.
‘I cannot save every business. I cannot save every job. No Chancellor could.’ Statement to the House – full text
“These are radical interventions in the UK labour market; policies we have never tried in this country before.”
“Our task now is to move to the next stage of our economic plan, nurturing the recovery by protecting jobs through the difficult winter months.”
To make best use of public funds, we should capitalise on those sectors where we already have a world-leading position.
Without action, profitable firms may spend years paying back creditors rather than investing and creating jobs.
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.
Amanda Milling: A year ago, Johnson became Prime Minister – and we have since laid strong foundations for our levelling-up agenda
We have delivered Brexit, brought in pay rises for millions of workers, shielded the economy from Covid-19, and are investing in vital infrastructure.
Ray O’Rourke: A technological revolution is underway in construction. Here’s how the Government can speed it up.
A new approach has allowed building work to take place offsite, leading to gains in productivity and creating long-term, well-paid jobs.
If, that is, interest rates carry on at rock bottom rates. But we have to take a chance on growing our way out of this crisis.
As the tenth anniversary of the 2010 election approaches, the author says that Labour’s own austerity record and plans were almost as tough as the Coalition’s.
It’s a mixed report, but most of those we spoke to were sanguine – which has less to with the Chancellor’s plans than with the current state of the polls.