I am concerned about the proposal in the Retained EU Law Bill to remove all EU law from the statute book by the end of 2023, unless departments have brought forward fresh legislation to keep it in force.
the risk is that the fiscal errors made by the Truss administration tarnish the vital goal of improving the UK’s sluggish long-term growth rate.
Expanding free support for the areas with the lowest birth rates, cutting bureaucracy, bolstering tenants’ rights, supporting cooperatives, and reforming regulation.
“For too long, the political debate has been dominated by the argument about how we distribute a limited economic pie. Instead, we need to grow the pie so that everyone gets a bigger slice.”
“You can trust me to do what it takes. The status quo is not an option. That is why we can’t give in to the voices of decline.”
Liberalisations of land-use planning, infrastructure, energy, and childcare rules are crucial to improve economic mobility, deepen our domestic market, and raise productivity.
The first of a series of five articles on ConservativeHome this week about the main challenges that await the new Prime Minister.
Outsourcing to arms-length groups and insufficient departmental reviews have created a democratic deficit.
It has real democratic authority including with the Lords which might not be so inhibited from voting down new measures which didn’t feature in that manifesto.
High-performing settings should be given greater leeway to experiment with different arrangements – flexibility is key.
As one Cabinet Minister put it to me recently, the Treasury has never been interested in growth, just in collecting taxes.
But without a clear green direction of travel across all these policies, there could be negative political consequences
It won’t fix the problem on its own, but this is an opportunity to drive through worthwhile reform.
The exorbitant cost of raising a family has deep structural causes, but Johnson doesn’t operate on such terms.