Even if she wanted to, she couldn’t reduce her department’s budget without a change in the law.
Posts Tagged: Tax and Spending
WATCH: Ici Londres – The three key elements to making a success of Brexit, presented by Daniel Hannan
We obsess about the views of EU member states, but must also consider domestic reform and global relations.
John O’Connell: Social care needs more money – but higher Council Tax is not the right way to deliver it
The local government system is not fit for purpose. Simply demanding more cash from overburdened taxpayers is no solution.
“A missed opportunity.” “Spending barely trimmed.” It’s a thumbs-down for the Chancellor from centre-right think tanks
The Centre for Social Justice applauds the Universal Credit changes. But praise elsewhere is thin.
Having two major fiscal events a year creates uncertainty and tempts Chancellors to pursue gimmicks.
Hammond’s debut. His big task is to persuade business that an Open Britain lies ahead after we leave the EU
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.
Andrew Lilico: Infrastructure. Housing. Tariffs. Financial Services. CAP. What Hammond should announce next week.
The second piece in our mini-series on the Autumn Statement, which takes place a week from today.
A simpler tax system would bring many benefits.
Alex Morton: May should call an general election next spring. Britain’s economic position demands it.
She needs the larger majority that a poll would deliver if she is to achieve her programme at a time of pre-Brexit turbulence.
What stands in the way of the homes, jobs and savings proclaimed on the masthead of this site is not a state that’s too liberal, but one that’s not liberal enough.
If they became independent, it would require drastic action to balance the books.
It’s time to defend and promote the ideas that have helped to bring globalisation – and in turn brought more wealth, peace and opportunity to billions of people.
Taxpayer support must begin to reward those who change, not protect those who do not.
What will replace the surplus target?
The Prime Minister and Hammond must choose between risks.