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.
Posts Tagged: Economic policy
“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.
As 2020 begins, we look back on ten years in which Tories first led the movement for austerity…and then against it
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.
Ryan Bourne: Johnson’s policy prospectus is tainted by interventionism, statism, collectivism – and could be a lot worse.
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.
ConHome’s election panel. “The Tories need to drop the optimism narrative down a great big hole somewhere south of Northampton.”
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.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
There have been compromises on both sides and the DUP says it cannot support the new Withdrawal Agreement. But what’s actually in it and what’s new?