It would help to level up places struggling to keep pace with the UK’s most prosperous locations.
Posts Tagged: Economy
David Green: Wealth extraction, not wealth creation. The Morrisons takeoever – and why government should be prepared to intervene.
A careful reading of Hayek and Adam Smith will confirm that neither was invariably opposed to state action.
The first piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.
Jonathan Djanogly: Employee share ownership schemes can help reverse the UK’s slow rates of productivity growth
Participation in these plans has fallen over the years. We urgently need a Commission to change that.
It won’t be sufficient to cover the costs just for the lowest income voters – most voters will need environmentally sustainable options to be heavily subsided.
Ryan Bourne: School catch-up for the disadvantaged? Of course. But do all pupils need it? Not really. The Treasury has a point.
That schooling can improve earning potential doesn’t mean that ever-more schooling is good for all kids in the aftermath of a pandemic.
Richard Holden: Improving future pensions – and why our next move should be more help for more young workers.
And we chat to the young waiter, the question I’m asking is: “why wait until young people are 22 for auto-enrolment to begin?”
Some good things, a few bad ones, some absences – and an opportunity missed not so much to level up Britain as to level with voters.
Shrey Srivastava: Why young people should reject the folly of modern monetary theory. Along with everyone else.
Once inflation arises, reversing course is difficult. Businesses shut down or relocate, unemployment soars and we enter an economic contraction.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
What we need is to promote a higher wage, higher productivity economy. Our economic targets should reflect those aims.
Richard Sloggett: There will be no levelling up for Britain if there’s no levelling up for health. Here’s a plan to deliver it.
The pandemic has regularly pitched the economy and health on different sides of the policy response. This is a false choice.
Richard Holden: This spring’s local elections. For levelling-up to work, we need local councils and leaders who back it.
The sad truth is that many local Labour councils and local bureaucracies don’t want it: they’re scared of it.
It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
I believe so – but nonetheless, the balance of risks, driven by economic and political trends, has definitely shifted.