With a few well-judged interventions, the Government can jump-start the sustainable aviation fuels sector and revitalise our industrial heartlands too.
Posts Tagged: Industrial Strategy
Ryan Bourne: A British overspill from America’s result. Why the debate on the right over economics will now intensify.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
David Skelton: Brexit can unleash a new era of reindustrialisation. But only if we are free from state aid laws.
This renaissance could place the UK at the vanguard of the most industries and technologies over the coming decades.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
Nick King: The business bailout scheme should avoid moral hazard, protect taxpayers – and not throw good money after bad.
Given the working title ‘Project Birch’ within Government, the project is reported to be considering investmenting billions of pounds in companies.
Richard Holden: Labour must work with new Red Wall Tory MPs for the common good – or it will be swept aside
Shotley Bridge hospital was mentioned in Parliament three times in ten years by my predecessors; and as often by me in the last six months.
If, that is, interest rates carry on at rock bottom rates. But we have to take a chance on growing our way out of this crisis.
James Frayne: More welfare spending. A business tax avoidance clampdown. The new economic policy that voters will want.
One area that has had relatively little attention, but could get much more, is the behaviour of commercial landlords across the country.
Alan Mak: Five new policies to ensure that post-Brexit Britain leads the Fourth Industrial Revolution
This is the final article in a three-part series on using technology to boost our economy after Brexit.
David Gauke: As a non-Tory at the last election, my worry is that this Government won’t be Conservative enough
As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
Its success in innovative industries is based on an R&D-intensive, novel-product-based, export-oriented business model. One that the UK should adopt.
The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
A new era of optimism in Downing Street can bring positive changes for my area.