The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
Labour’s Regional Development Agencies were a failure. But the successor bodies are proving much more effective.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…
We recommend the endowment of a independent research outfit similar to that what works to find how to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
Brexit won’t be the most important factor shaping our growth over the next decade or so, whether we leave with an agreement or without one.
“When the Prime Minister gets a deal agreed there will be a boost to our economic growth, a Deal Dividend which we will share, in line with our balanced approach.”
They want to bring down the system of free enterprise, and replace it with a committee of Corbyn, McDonnell and Abbott telling us how we should live our lives.
He has the ideas to take the Capital forward. One great example is his plan to put one thousand extra police officers on the streets by cutting waste in City Hall.
His TUC account of the harm that some businesses can do should be balanced by one of the good that more do – and by projecting a personal theology of wealth creation.
What’s more, it might be starting to help lift wages, too.
My constituents would accept an appropriate level of tax but they resent being lectured by those for whom taxation can never be high enough.