Essentially, the Solvency 2 regulations make it difficult for our pensions and insurance firms to invest in long-term, secure, fixed assets in the UK.
Posts Tagged: Nissan
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
Richard Holden: The Japan trade deal, future CPTPP membership – deliverers of wages, prosperity and work to my Durham constituents.
They can seem remote from the everyday priorities of people here at home. But at its heart, trade is a powerful way to deliver what people really care about.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
With Brexit negotiations intensifying, the carmakers’ decision to focus on Sunderland manufacturing gives David Frost great leverage.
This hugely important industry is undergoing rapid change. For the region that created the golden age of motoring, that’s an opportunity.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – Adapting our Party for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is our greatest challenge
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.
Both traditional vehicles and traditional ownership patterns are set to become a thing of the past. We must not let Brexit cloud our eyes to what really need to be done.
Stewart Jackson: Mendacity, duplicity, subterfuge and misjudgement. How I saw an establishment coup wreck a clean Brexit.
Number Ten has been desperate from the start that we must remain in the Customs Union – and endure a kind of semi-skimmed faux Brexit.
In a balanced economy, the north would produce around £70 billion more. Here is one way to help close that gap.
Plus: investment increasing, Heseltine declining. Listen to Farage – especially if you disagree with him. And: Activate sounds like dermatological face cream.
Since it bought British Steel ten years ago it has faced challenge after challenge.
Chris Grayling: Progress on the HS2 route is a reminder that we are getting on with the hard decisions
Meanwhile, Labour continue to oppose progress at every turn.
Mark Garnier: Labour’s reaction to the Nissan news shows they put self-interest ahead of British jobs
Why are they incapable of welcoming such good news?
WATCH: Clark: This is a big moment. Not just for Nissan. But for the people of Sunderland. And for the country
‘Our objective’, the Secretary of State says, ‘would be to ensure that we have continued access to the markets in Europe — and vice versa — without tariffs’