The Government’s planning proposals haven’t even gone out to consultation yet – and everyone knows that the current system’s broken.
Posts Tagged: Productivity
It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
Nick Faith: The UK is well placed to emerge from the pandemic in a stronger position over time. Here’s how we do it.
The National Prosperity Plan has five core areas to boost the country’s economic recovery and future.
It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
Providing small businesses with technology and training will accelerate our recovery from Coronavirus.
Neil O’Brien: The NHS and jobs. Family and community. Indispensable means of boosting our mental health.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
David Green: By creating a new investment bank, Sunak would give us a way of using our lockdown savings productively
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
Our research with low-income voters in some of these areas revealed that many are not expecting miracles. They simply want better local services.
Matthew Oakley: Levelling up. We need to measure it in order to deliver it – and know that it’s worked
The first report of a new commission finds that disparities are just as apparent within regions, cities and towns as they are between them.
Consequently, our third and most important priority is the vigorous pursuit of growth – set our country on a path of solid and sustained expansion.
Richard Holden: My young constituents want to pay less tax and afford a home. We must lift the University debts that hold them back.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
There are special gains in luxury cars, migration and services – as Australia looks away from the Pacific and we stride in into the wider world.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.