Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
Posts Tagged: Tax and Spending
James Frayne: Big tax rises would make Tory campaigning impossible – in Red Wall seats as well as traditionally blue ones
The public would catch up when growth slowed and redundancies rose. It would become clear that raising taxes on employers doesn’t help anyone.
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
We should be able to choose whether we support the BBC with our wallets – the economic case for licence fees has evaporated.
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.
We must adapt or risk a lasting hit to one of the world’s economic command centres. A booster shot is needed to avert a smaller economy.
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.
What does the future hold for individual liberty, freedom of expression, and private enterprise? Join us for our next event at 7pm on Wednesday 15th July.
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.