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.
Given the working title ‘Project Birch’ within Government, the project is reported to be considering investmenting billions of pounds in companies.
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.
One area that has had relatively little attention, but could get much more, is the behaviour of commercial landlords across the country.
This is the final article in a three-part series on using technology to boost our economy after Brexit.
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.
We need to give innovators space to succeed (and fail), citizens more power online and off, and keep our country competitive.
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.