Our research with low-income voters in some of these areas revealed that many are not expecting miracles. They simply want better local services.
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Ryan Bourne: Calm down, stay cool – and drop this talk of tax rises. It’s too early to know how everything will settle down.
It’s baffling why think-tanks are taking the OBR assessments as truth, given its prediction record.
Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
The final article in ConHome’s series on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Much of our economic growth and job creation comes from innovation from new enterprises. Tax incentives make sense.
Consequently, our third and most important priority is the vigorous pursuit of growth – set our country on a path of solid and sustained expansion.
Neil O’Brien: Introducing the new Levelling Up Taskforce – and its first report on how we can measure progress
So how do we get more good, high-paying jobs into poorer areas? One specific opportunity relevant in a lot of Red Wall seats is advanced manufacturing.
This is the second in a three-part series on how to boost our economy after Coronavirus.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
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.
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.
When used against an indiscriminate shock like the Coronavirus, it can become a huge weight on the private sector.
Neil O’Brien: We are on a terrible course. But some people are still messing about as though this were a game.
With the bazooka being well-wielded by Sunak, it seems almost churlish to suggest some further things the Treasury could do. But here are three.