An inability to resolve issues relating to the provision of fundamental services like water, heating, and electricity causes significant levels of unnecessary stress and anxiety.
Voters aren’t used to a world of rising prices and interest rates, and their hearts and minds are up for grabs.
Reduce the amount of VAT paid on telecoms to five per cent. Connectivity is an essential part of our daily lives, but that isn’t reflected in how it is taxed.
The Government should learn from how Johnson got the trains to run on time when he was Mayor of London.
Geopolitical risks create uncertainty in energy markets as reliability is questioned, pushing up prices and creating resistance to climate change goals.
Critics have a point when they note that, so far, Ministers’ rhetoric has been appreciably more ambitious than its actions.
Lumping more onto the UK’s tax burden – already at the highest sustained level seen in peacetime – cannot be the answer.
What we need is to promote a higher wage, higher productivity economy. Our economic targets should reflect those aims.
The D10 presents an opportunity for coordinating democracies around goals of combating climate change while securing supply chains.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
We need to have a debate about which taxes are least damaging to economic growth. Over the long term, corporation tax ranks as being one of the worst.