Our deputy editor and Susie Boniface of the Daily Mirror also discuss planned benefit cuts and reviving Oxford Street on Sky News’ press preview.
The fifteenth article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
The thirteenth article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
“Long term, sustainable, healthy growth that pays for our NHS and schools, finds jobs for young people, and provides a safety net for older people all whilst making our country one of the most prosperous in the world.”
One ex-minister described the corporation tax rise to me as “categorically the wrong decision”. But the same old question for backbenchers remains: what will you sacrifice for tax cuts?
The measures would signal that we are a national community, membership of which brings particular rights and also obligations. It sounds pretty Conservative to me.
Millions are facing hardship and those people in the most vulnerable circumstances need our support the most. We need to be a government for everyone.
These may take time to bear fruit, but must reassure the markets now that the growth path in expenditure will be measurably lower. Such measures must involve doing less, as well as doing things differently.
His comments follow criticism from Penny Mordaunt that welfare rates should rise in line with inflation.
There is strong Conservative support for a robust safety net to save the most vulnerable from destitution.
With war tipping economies into a downturn across the world, unemployment will be near the top of the in-tray for the new PM. But long-term problems with the welfare state remain.
In future, the economy may run into inflation bottlenecks earlier in economic recoveries than before, thus constraining growth.