Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
Posts Tagged: inflation
Prospects for the economy 1) Andrew Lilico: It’s steady as she goes – but there are some risks ahead
The first article in our new mini-series studies the lie of the economic land – and the implications of Brexit.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.
Plus: May’s legs, Starmer’s hair, Sturgeon’s legs, Warsi the enemy within, Carswell the rebel without, pigs may fly in Dumfries. And: A Rudd-faced Home Secretary.
Ryan Shorthouse: Balancing the budget. Make private schools pay VAT. End ring-fencing. Charge for missed GP appointments.
The second piece in our pre-Budget series on how to eliminate the structural deficit.
The engaging, diminutive economist economist died ten years ago today. We still enjoy the fruits of his genius.
Both consumer price inflation and higher interest rates are needed.
Why the Bank of England’s interest rate decision was right. And how the Prime Minister can inch towards her social reform economy.
In a nutshell, the cut was a doubling down on easing Brexit – which matters.
Crucially, he has enhanced the role of our state without falling into the trap of just extending it.
Which raises the question: is it sustainable?
They’re affected by and affect so much else.
But what are they exactly? This question is currently troubling the nation’s statisticians.
The only vision of the fair society that strengthens, rather than saps, our economic competitiveness is the meritocratic kind that boosts social mobility.
This year’s payments will surpass the Transport, Home Office, Justice and Energy budgets combined.
Daniel Hannan MEP: Scowl, and you’ll help to lose the EU referendum. Smile, and you’ll help to win it.
Reflecting people’s gripes back at them will take you only so far. To get further, you must also offer something better.