Once free of EU regulations, the Government can finally revive Britain’s long-neglected network of regional airfields to bring regions closer to major markets.
Posts Tagged: infrastructure
Natalie Elphicke: Not since the moon landings have we built 300,000 houses a year. Here’s how that target can be met.
Right now, a whole host of things are said to be top infrastructure priorities. Yet, remarkably, housing is not among them. This needs to change.
“If it was the case that the Government… pulled out of contracts whenever a profit warning was issued, that would be the best way to ensure that companies failed and jobs were lost.”
The Government must always stand up to businesses’ excesses, without losing sight of the huge benefits that partnerships have brought.
Carillion’s collapse would be tough for any government – but for the Party of business it is twice as dangerous
The price of being thought business-minded is that it reflects particularly badly on Tory ministers when the private sector gets it wrong.
Transport for the North can now set its own priorities and make its own plans – but Westminster must devolve more powers to allow it to reach its full potential.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: Rail funding is heading in the right direction, but more must be done to smooth ‘boom and bust’
Since my last article, there has been real progress to improve rail funding overall. Next we should consider how to reduce uncertainty within the supply chain.
The energy networks receive a lot less scrutiny than the ‘Big Six’, but they’re natural monopolies extracting unjustifiable profits and must be reformed.
Gone is the Conservative certainty of reducing taxes to promote businesses’ own investment and growth.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
If we can win the argument for well-regulated, competitive provision of essential services in this sector, we can win it elsewhere.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
This will mean that the Party must enter uncomfortable territory and embrace taxes on wealth and inheritance.
“Investing in the future, taking advantage of record low interest rates, can be the right thing if done sensibly.”