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Posts Tagged: growth
Control the controllables. So provide assistance, ease the pain, reverse the tax hikes, explain why – and focus on a pro-growth strategy.
Garvan Walshe: The time for fine-tuning Brexit is over. The Government needs to focus on making the most of its own deal.
Our columnist provides the third piece in our series this week about Brexit – almost a year since the end of transition.
At the heart of the Midlands Engine’s strategy is a desire to collaborate, particularly in sectors vital to the low carbon transition.
John Redwood: We’re free of EU membership and can motor to our own destiny. But still drive nervously in L-plates. Why?
There should be a growth target to complement the inflation target – to drive government departments to take actions that will promote more UK activity and jobs.
Without it, we won’t be able to have better public services, less debt and lower deficits, or a fairer deal for younger people.
Pay is a business cost and, in reaction, profit-seeking firms will raise prices, cut worker benefits, slash services, or leave the sector if profits are squeezed.
When he was Mayor of London, I outlined to Boris Johnson how we have the potential to become the largest economy in western Europe.
Damian Green: Wage-price spirals. Cost-push inflation. A brief guide to 1970s economic jargon. It may come in useful.
I thought it would be useful to pass on some phrases that have fallen into disuse, but might be needed again if the authorities don’t get their act together.
The Chancellor announced 2,000 new scholarships to promoted Artificial Intelligence, “a sign of our ambition for the future.”
David Gauke: Sunak’s options for a Budget windfall. Lower debt, tax cuts and higher spending. Which will he choose?
The Chancellor will have have more money to play with than was forecast. How he uses these additional resources will tell us a great deal about his priorities.
Bim Afolami: After the reshuffle, back to the future – NHS queues, rising energy bills, and higher prices
For all the focus elsewhere, the most important domestic department for the next two years will be the Department of Health.
Johnson, Sunak, tax and spending. The former strains to soar skywards. The latter keeps tugging him back to earth.
Conservative governments can raise tax rates temporarily as part of a clear plan – which wasn’t the case with last week’s announcement.
Bim Afolami: The big question facing Johnson. What does fiscal conservatism mean in an age of the big state?
My view is that the only way to help square this circle is to rediscover our concern for public service reform.
The first piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.