There’s huge scope to enhance the City, and the British economy – especially if we learn the right lessons from Thatcher-era reforms.
It may sound obvious, even trite, but it’s the only way out. The primary purpose of economic policy for the next five years should be to generate revenue.
The Government must speed up its vaccination programme, but until it understands the effect on transmission, tiers are here to stay.
Liz Truss came second after our panelists offered their own suggestions for this category.
Well intentioned measures can end up unfairly penalising the vast majority of the 30 million people in this country who enjoy a harmless bet.
56 per cent of these voters were persuaded by the Conservatives’ pledge to “Get Brexit done”, compared to 34 per cent of other Tory voters.
Completing the regeneration of Longbridge would be a powerful example of Conservative policy actively “levelling up” the economy.
I would hope it has researched which areas of expenditure have the largest spending multiplier effects.
The approach towards a functional open finance ecosystem can be quicker, leaner and more agile than the EU’s.
This is “the highest recorded level of borrowing in our peacetime history”, says Sunak, as he outlines new steps for the economy.
A dedicated body could focus on scrutinising the economy and effectiveness of future plans. Australia and New Zealand already have similar models.
The fourth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
Even if the Government ends lockdown on December 2, it will be under pressure to prove why some areas should be under a tiered system.
The policy will make the country less competitive on the world stage. Indeed, it’ll be the only one in Europe not offering VAT-free shopping.