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6.6 per cent is the average return made over the last ten years by British International Investment (BII), the UK’s development finance institution, which is backed to fund private sector projects in less developed countries.
Downing Street seems to think that one day’s bad publicity over clearing the backlog is a price worth paying for sorting the small boats problem. It needs to do so now more than ever.
With the right policies, the Government would attract more of the world’s most imaginative and inventive scientists, helping them build their own businesses here in the UK.
It quashes the housing market, reduces labour mobility and inescapably reduces the number of transactions. This is not contested: the Treasury accepts the point in its modelling.
The Prime Minister must make up his mind whether or not to see through a policy to stop the small boats – now an issue of profound symbolic importance.
If we instituted the measure I propose, it would do more to help young people become homeowners than anything proposed by the target-obsessed.
A collection of responses to today’s statement from the CPS, IEA, ASI and others.
A chunky increase in public sector pay would, realistically, have to be financed by spending cuts and long-term savings – through driverless trains, for example.
The first part of a ConHome series this week on housing and planning in the wake of the Queen’s Speech.
The second in a series of articles on how the Chancellor should approach the upcoming Spring Statement.
Combined with windfall taxes on both fossil fuel and renewable energy generation, Britain’s business tax regime is getting less, not more, competitive.