Besides, the cash-strapped Chancellor will need to raise revenue from somewhere. Here are some points to consider before going ahead.
We should be increasing our export ambitions and the support that government gives companies in entering these global markets.
Even Monday’s one-off attack will add 20 cents to petrol prices. In the US, that will cost families an extra $18 a month at the petrol pump.
If artists are so unwilling to accept the support of industrial companies, perhaps they should be prepared to live off box office receipts alone.
Saving our planet will require a very eclectic bunch of policies. The task calls for moral courage and grinding common-sense.
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The gaps it potentially addresses and the interest shown abroad suggests it at least merits consideration here ias a complement to renewable power generation and electric vehicles.
The Government should form an alliance with motorists, not raise taxes which will hike the costs of commuting, public transport, and food.
May should have cut fuel duty pre-election – and longer term, we will need to switch to taxing congestion.
EU leaders are caught between the Islamic Republic’s atrocious record and the allure of its oil. We must take a stronger stance.
We need sectoral centres of excellence that strengthen our economy, create higher wage jobs and help us trade across the globe.
It should be used to pay for what we owe in our pensions and benefits system – and thus provide more inter-generational justice.
Blind faith in new nuclear and shale gas have yielded precisely zero for UK security of supply, despite constant rhetoric to the contrary.
Javid should be bold, and push for a British steel reserve modelled on America’s oil reserve.
Since the Chancellor is warning of risks to our recovery, the next Budget will have to prove that he doesn’t just feel apprehensive – but acts on it, too.