Opposition politicians are wrong in their assessment of the country’s economic response to Covid.
Posts Tagged: Treasury Select Committee
Mubin Haq: How can it be right for the Government to harm your business, leave you in need – and not help you?
We found over a million people excluded from the Government schemes are struggling to pay for food and everyday essentials.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Interview. Mel Stride – a damaged economy provides less for health and social care, “and that has a cost in lives”
The Chair of the Treasury Select Committee on its efforts to get information from the Government on the costs of restrictions to lives and livelihoods.
The Government must publish regular reports on the cost of the virus, restrictions, and this coming lockdown to lives and livelihoods
Our latest survey finds that nine in ten Party members support such a move – a total that this latest news is unlikely to have reduced.
It’s important to have advisers, but “advisers advise and Ministers decide” – because the latter are accountable to the rest of us.
Government needs to reform the stucture of expert advice, and publish serious analysis of the cost of the options they face.
Nicky Morgan: Ministers must act swiftly to avoid a disaster – bailiffs abusing vulnerable people over council tax arrears
Aggressive and intimidating enforcement plagued our system long before Covid: now is not the time to cross our fingers and hope that this might change.
The Exiting the European Union Committee has been renamed. The Conservative MPs elected to it are staunch Brexiteers.
Any candidate who focuses solely on leaving the EU will hit a brick wall with the Parliamentary Party.
We need a powerful Parliamentary spending watchdog, a Budget Committee, to stop hard-earned public cash being wasted.
Levels of trust between Numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street may be low, but the latter holds the key to helping create an economy and society that works for everyone.
Kevin Hollinrake: Why is the regulator protecting RBS – instigator of the greatest banking scandal in Britain’s history?
Ultimately, the only way properly to determine the extent of both this and wider problems is through a full public inquiry.
Nicky Morgan: Women on boards. We need fair access – not positive discrimination. And no more evasive excuses.
“Not enough senior women”…” “Not enough interested women”… “All the good ones have been snapped up”… “We already have one”… “No vacancies”…
These steps will improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the UK’s international trade, whatever the outcome of the Article 50 negotiations.