When I asked freight experts at a Treasury Select Committee hearing if we still had enough time, they said: “You would have to get a hell of a wiggle on.”
These steps will improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the UK’s international trade, whatever the outcome of the Article 50 negotiations.
Those continuing the Remain campaign represent a minority. The Prime Minister understands that the people have spoken, and that now there is no turning back.
Unless we change how we think, speak and apply lower taxes, the Labour cry of ‘tax cuts for the rich’ will remain a powerful slogan.
Too often it seems as though our perimeters are seen as a problem to be patched-up rather than an asset to be fully modernised.
Why wouldn’t we want to have world class customs systems, cutting edge digital border controls and resilient road infrastructure?
The difference between us and the Labour is that we deal with the world and reality as it is – not as some utopia we would like it to be.
The Prime Minister is right to be optimistic about our future relationship with the EU, but we must be ready for every eventuality.
If we want a competitive economy and fair taxation, we need to simplify the tax code – not give HMRC arbitrary powers which invite abuse.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
New EU rules – and well-meaning attempts by HMRC to soften their impact – are making it harder for small businesses to benefit from this important programme.
A flourishing illegal market hurts public services, businesses, and communities across the country, which suffer when criminals are allowed to flourish by poor public policy.
The fourth in our series of pieces on economic policy after the referendum decision.
There is no prospect for reform unless Britain votes to leave and forces a new agenda on Europe’s elites.
In this new era of transparency, the Government should now start to dismantle the tax barriers that distort international commerce.