Letting disagreements about Brexit leak into the Budget’s treatment could deal the Government irreparable damage – and voters much harm.
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The Chancellor should commit to a Family Services Transformation Fund of £100 million over four years to help relationship support and post-separation support.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
Ashley Fox: I believe that there will be a Brexit deal. But Hammond must none the less use his Budget to prepare for the worst.
If the measures involved prove unnecessary, any money lost will be a fraction of the financial gains from having secured a mutually acceptable deal.
The Government needs to announce a hit list of five to ten councils where they will intervene where the gap between delivery and target is greatest.
One radical option would be a new DCLG housing fund that local authorities would be able to bid for, if they can show there is support for more homes in their area.
My TV omnipresence. After The News. Two wheezes from the Chancellor. Will he be fired in a reshuffle? Oh, and p.s: it could take place on Monday.
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
This proposal already has considerable support from institutions, including the Yorkshire Building Society, who have published research into the benefits this change would bring.
Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
Government encouraged drivers to switch to it. Now some want to penalise them for doing so.
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
“In light of what has emerged as a clear view among colleagues and a significant section of the public, I have decided not to proceed…”