Nevertheless, tax alone won’t solve our challenge. Instead we must reshape the high street experience – as we’re starting to do in the West Midlands.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
In the first article of a new mini-series, the economist urges the Chancellor to deploy the savings and revenues secured by leaving the EU.
If anti-private landlord agendas are allowed to shape Government policy, things will only get worse for them and for their tenants alike.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
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.
£2.6 billion of the sum the government accepted as the compensation owed has still not been paid.
McVey? Mordaunt? Hammond, because the policy swings the other way? May herself? None of the above?
If the Budget choice this year is between supporting the new system or raising tax thresholds, the answer is a no brainer.
The prospect of millions of families losing out financially makes ministers jittery – as, presumably, those briefing the press intend.
For all the talk of May being pushed towards a Canada-type deal, there is currently no majority around the top table for any Chequers alternative.
“Austerity” has been blurred and misused as a term. If everyone takes its end as a promise of whatever they fancy, it will soon get costly and risky.
This strangely unreal conference is a kind of passage between the stymied Chequers plan…and whatever happens next.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer dared to be dull as he set out the economic facts of life and stuck to the Chequers plan.
WATCH: Chancellor – “Tusk says the Chequers Plan won’t work. But that’s what people said about the lightbulb in 1878.”
“Our job is to prove him wrong. Over the next few weeks we must stand together four-square behind the PM to get the best possible outcome for Britain.”
“I am an optimist. I am an enthusiast for the change that is coming.” Hammond’s Conference speech, full text
“When the Prime Minister gets a deal agreed there will be a boost to our economic growth, a Deal Dividend which we will share, in line with our balanced approach.”