Almost certainly not for the advertised year. So ministers will likely swallow any short-term frustrations or restrictions.
Posts Tagged: Tax and Spending
So we’ve had NHS, policing and immigration plans from Johnson. Stand ready for a schools spending pledge.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.
Perhaps the cost of dying all seems rather small fry, in relation to delivering Brexit by October 31. But there is likely to be a Budget ahead of the deadline.
The new Party Chairman doesn’t quite utter the Cameron-like words “sharing the proceeds of growth”, but that’s his message.
John Penrose: The conventional wisdom is wrong. Hunt’s spending plans are neither unaffordable nor irresponsible.
Hammond and the Institute for Fiscal Studies are simply mistaken to suggest otherwise. It’s not as though we’re still living in 2010.
His time and room are very constricted, but he can at least demonstrate his domestic priorities – police and schools.
Iain Mansfield: Brexit by October 31. Stop using the Left’s language. And stand for skilled workers. Essentials for our next Prime Minister.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
Mark Harper: If the Conservative Party is not the party of sound money, then what on earth are we for?
Between them, the two remaining candidates have already clocked up tax and spending promises of around £51 billion per year.
The new Prime Minister needs to dream a dream for all of us, and then put in place the political measures to make it a reality.
Raising national insurance, fewer “sin taxes”, public sector pay rises, more schools spending – all are part of his programme.
Sky Data’s numbers suggest that there is no public agreement on how to bear the large costs of the proposal.
We apologise for not being swept away by the mania for new announcements that infests this leadership contest.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
ConservativeHome’s leadership election panel. “The next Tory leader’s task is to fashion a home for “decent populists”
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