The UK is very well-placed to make the most of a technological boom age – except for one great and persisting tech weakness: a shortage of trained people.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
If the arguments against a target of net zero emissions by 2050 now seem familiar, that may be because we have been here before.
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
If you believe in this idea of conservatism; if you want new faces at the table; if you share these ambitions, then please say so.
It is utterly confusing to provide 12,000 course options at Level 3 or below. The system must be reformed.
The Employment Minister embodies two reasons why the Government is still afloat – its jobs creation record and under-reported Ministerial loyalty.
Employee ownership, flexible working, and offering ‘mid-life MOTs’ are all simple, scalable, cost-effective policies ministers can support.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
In the final article of our mini-series, the Onward Director says that there must also be a new strategy to help boost Britain’s productivity rate.
“We must rebuild a consensus for the liberal market economy as the best way to deliver future prosperity.”
The new Office for Students must lead in this. There must be sanctions from the new regulator for those universities who are failing in this regard.