Hear from the former chief executive of Vote Leave and co-founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance about Brexit, the fiscal crisis and forthcoming political battles.
Posts Tagged: Public Spending
The NHS employs 1.75 million people and is too monolithic. The number of civil servants has risen to 460,000. This is territory which the Chancellor needs to examine in detail.
Amanda Milling: A year ago, Johnson became Prime Minister – and we have since laid strong foundations for our levelling-up agenda
We have delivered Brexit, brought in pay rises for millions of workers, shielded the economy from Covid-19, and are investing in vital infrastructure.
Competitions for major public works can bring in private capital and bolster innovation – but the Civil Service must learn to let go.
Jesse Norman: My revolutionary experiment with other Ministers today in delivering better value for taxpayers
We will take part in this new programme – designed to ensure that infrastructure projects are delivered on time and within their allotted budget.
Lewis becomes the first Conservative MP to lose the whip during this Parliament. But he may not be the last.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
When a government takes money out of it, it is creating unseen costs. Subsidising jobs is no more a route to growth than smashing windows.
Sunak’s statement tomorrow. How much like the Old Normal can we afford to make the New Normal be – or try to?
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
However, he doesn’t recognise the £10bn figure bosses are reportedly asking for on the NHS’ 72nd anniversary.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Three cheers for three reforms: of the civil service, of Ministers and of one that this Government tends to avoid – of public services.
Unfortunately, the crisis we face will lead to decisions having to be made which will be more difficult than those taken in 2010.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
An election that saw them returned to say yes to Brexit and boosterism leaves Johnson vulnerable to events and reality.