This is the second in a three-part series on how to boost our economy after Coronavirus.
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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.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Turkey and Hungary cannot be allowed to continue to contravene the principles of NATO
There is a Russian bear sitting behind the desk of the Kremlin; we must not let its cubs play in our midst.
Javid delivers the Budget he never got a chance to – via the Centre for Policy Studies. He wants to go for growth.
It’s a good thing for former senior Ministers to keep thinking, going and contributing, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a comeback to government.
Graham Gudgin: To meet its infrastructure ambitions, the Government should spend more on capital investment
It should take advantage of the current macro-economic environment afforded by low borrowing costs, to provide stable – and sizeable – funding.
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.”
Andy Street: With more shops opening again, here are high street lessons we can learn from the last recession
At John Lewis where I was a new MD, we decided to put our trust in technology – to build a business model for the future.
The Government must encourage a resurgence of enterprise – to enhance the chance of a rapid recovery.
Sam Robinson: How can the UK pay off its Coronavirus bill? A carbon tax and reformed wealth taxes would help.
The Government has to generate revenue quickly, but austerity and spending cuts are not viable options.
Owen Paterson: Cameron’s Coalition was formed ten years ago today. It left us a message of hope that we should honour.
As a member of his first Cabinet, I was tested in Northern Ireland – as elsewhere the new government reduced the defict and reformed public services.
Howard Flight: There’s reason to believe that the recovery will proceed better and accelerate faster than many anticipate
The pundits have the UK’s lost output at up to 30 per cent of GDP: personally, I anticipate it to be less, and closer to 10 per cent to 15 per cent.
Ryan Bourne: Don’t fret about this debt – at least not yet. Big tax rises would choke economic recovery.
If it proves a temporary blowout rather than permanent, accumulated debt levels being modestly higher looks manageable.
Julian Knight: Coronavirus presents a more complex economic challenge than when the Coalition took office
With no fiscal leeway for stimulus spending, a bold supply-side programme will be crucial for the UK.
Neil O’Brien: Salvaging the economy. Could we just live with more borrowing for a bit? Maybe, maybe not.
Hopefully it will be crisis averted, and we’ll have a bit more time to fix the hole. But sooner or later, difficult choices on tax and spending are coming.
Absent a clearly articulated strategy business uncertainty will heighten, and severe non-compliance is risked