While Andrew Jones returns as an Under-Secretary to the department from which he was removed as an Under-Secretary.
Posts Tagged: The Budget
The Government has enacted a broad range of measures to help companies large and small grow, create jobs, and boost their local economies.
Robert Halfon: How the patronising metropolitan elites wrinkled up their noses at more money for potholes
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
Nicky Morgan: The Budget – and a Government that failed to listen to the country over problem gambling
We need to be alive to adding to the impression that the fixing of a social harm can wait a few months while we find a way to replace lost revenue.
The former shadow home secretary speaks of the need for a “plan that is fair”.
Iain Dale: After Sitwell’s sacking, will I be the next journalist to be fired for offending snowflakes?
Plus: When The Sun doesn’t shine and the Home Office doesn’t work. P.S: In solidarity with the former Waitrose food magazine editor, I will eat steak.
George Freeman: There was much to cheer in the Budget. But now we need an inspiring programme for growth.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
The Resolution Foundation says that “the government’s flagship welfare reform is now more generous than the benefit system that it is replacing”.
It will bring in £400 million a year by 2020. Yes, that’s relatively beer. But once in place, it can be hiked…
“Comprehensive mental health support in every major A & E…children’s crisis teams in every part of the country…more ambulances, more safe havens.”
WATCH: The Budget – Hammond 2) Brexit. “Get it right, and we will also harvest a Double Deal dividend.”
“A boost from the end of uncertainty, and a boost from releasing some of the fiscal headroom that I am holding in reserve.”