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.
“This is the Budget of a Government that gets things done…A Budget that delivers on our promises.”
We are in danger of losing sight of the simple truth which has been a favoured phrase of Tory politicians through the ages: borrowing today is simply taxation deferred.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
Vague plans to “review” business rates, “clamp down” on late payments, or “reform” Entrepreneurs’ Relief will do little to inspire.
Who will their taxes really hit? How much will they truly raise? And can this really be described as a ‘moderate’ agenda?
The PM says that £6bn saved by delaying cuts in corporation tax will be used to fund public services like the NHS.
Rather than abandon the Apprenticeship Levy, the Conservatives should radically reform it.
Without one, spending on older citizens will so far outstrip revenue from workers that future governments will face some unpleasant choices.
Each week, our panel of James Frayne, Marcus Roberts, Trevor Phillips, and Salma Shah will will analyse and assess what’s happening.
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.