We apologise for not being swept away by the mania for new announcements that infests this leadership contest.
Posts Tagged: Office for Budget Responsibility
Alison Wolf: The Augar Review takes productivity, Industrial Strategy and skills seriously. Will the new Prime Minister listen?
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
“The approach that I’m going to be setting out tomorrow is based on the assumption, as is the OBR’s report, of a deal being done with the European Union.”
In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP sets out plans on tax, housing deficits and debt to help achieve inter-generational justice.
Stephen Booth: Why No Deal will only shave a small slice off growth – if we act wisely over the medium-term
Brexit won’t be the most important factor shaping our growth over the next decade or so, whether we leave with an agreement or without one.
The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union cites the way in which the OBR repeatedly fails to predict the deficit as an example of inevitable modelling errors.
David Willetts: Less money for universities and more for training. This view is simple, seductive – and wrong. Here’s why.
In the first of two pieces on Higher Education, the former Universities Minister argues that the conventional account of how fees and funding works is mistaken.
Alan Mak: The Industrial Strategy is a bold vision for economic renewal. But we need to invest more in R&D.
If the Conservative Party is to remain successful, we must solve Britain’s productivity puzzle and deliver a tangible financial boost for voters.
Since the Stamp Duty announcement I’ve spotted soft ‘Corbynistas’ actually congratulating the Chancellor by name.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
It should be used to pay for what we owe in our pensions and benefits system – and thus provide more inter-generational justice.
Hammond’s debut. His big task is to persuade business that an Open Britain lies ahead after we leave the EU
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.
What is needed is smarter budgeting – that uses evidence on what works to establish quantifiable future savings.
They’re the taxes that are so dull and unfathomable that we don’t really notice them. And they’re raising many £billions.
Despite what the Chancellor would have you believe, it didn’t really raise an extra £8 billion in its first year.