The forgotten victims tend to be the taxpayer and small businesses – most of which can barely get hold of their local councillors, let alone ministers.
Looked at in the round, over the 2010-2016 period, the UK had the joint highest growth for a G7 economy, level with the US.
Plus: If Sunak wishes to ingratiate himself with small business people, he should scrap the loan charge and IR35.
Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
I know that government needs a cross-Whitehall programme that actively engages with the myriad of departments and agencies.
Together with error, it is set to cost the taxpayer an eye-watering sum in the region of £4.6 billion.
This is the second in a three-part series on how to boost our economy after Coronavirus.
The Government has to generate revenue quickly, but austerity and spending cuts are not viable options.
Large numbers of people are falling through the eligibility gaps – caught between schemes for the employed and self-employed.
The job now needs to be completed by shoring up workers’ incomes and firms’ revenues to as close to 100 per cent as is practical.
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
The Enterprise Investment Scheme has a crucial role to play in helping British SMEs reach their full potential in the global market.
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
Parents could choose to stretch childcare payments over time whilst they continue earning the salary they deserve.