The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
Posts Tagged: Economy
Ryan Bourne: Sunak shouldn’t try today to restore pre-virus Britain. It’s gone – and we must now adapt.
What normalisation should mean is the return to a functioning market economy where our wants and needs are met in today’s circumstances.
Richard Holden: On Wednesday, Sunak needs to show as much confidence in Britain as local publicans in North West Durham
It was superb to see responsible local businesses investing, and ensuring a safe and socially distanced experience for their customers.
Peter Lampl: To build social justice and get the economy working, schools must open fully in September
The Education Endowment Foundation estimates that ten years of progress in closing the attainment gap has been reversed by school closures.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
Three cheers for three reforms: of the civil service, of Ministers and of one that this Government tends to avoid – of public services.
Matt Kilcoyne: An unholy alliance is frustrating our freedom to shop on Sunday. Johnson should take it on.
The existing rules are inconsistent and hypocritical. They do not reflect a 24/7 economy, where people can purchase online and receive deliveries any time.
Richard Holden: Here in Durham, Labour ponder tinkering with statues – while local people yearn for jobs, security and pay
We need to switch from specifying “what’s allowed to open” to “what in the interest of public health needs to continue to be restricted.”
The blue share in the poll of polls hit 43 per cent on June 2 and hasn’t moved the best part of a month later.
We should be aggressively backing UK manufacturing, science and green tech as a key plank of our recovery.
And the threat to the NHS seems distant enough to experiment with the relaxation of the two metre rule.
Theresa May’s former Chief of Staff takes issue with the Deputy Editor of this site – and argues that the Labour leader may yet make it to Number Ten.
Eamonn Butler: More state provision won’t fix social care. It needs partnerships with independent providers.
Investors should create new homes – in an economies-of-scale dozen at a time, and lease a whole care package to local authorities.
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.
In 2016, 38 per cent of voters in Scotland backed Brexit. So why is the Party currently stuck at 23 per cent in the polls for next year’s Holyrood election?