The eighteenth 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.
A final set of questions relates to whether, if we are going to spend £28 billion to improve economic growth, spending it on the green economy is the best way of doing so.
This imbalance in job security, income and pension provision is a glaring reality that too often goes unmentioned, and should be a priority and powerful mobilising cause for the Conservative Party.
My argument is simply one of affordability (including, by the way, by dropping the triple lock) if our public finances are going to be sustainable.
We don’t need a new tax system on food, but instead to reform the one we already have to make it more rational, and indeed simpler.
The criticism of him in the newspaper most read by Party activists took little account of the effects of war and pandemic on the choices he must make.
It would lay the foundations for a more equitable tax system, as well as helping to boost post-Covid economic growth.
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
Their manifesto doesn’t provide any costings for their most expensive plans. The IFS says their tax pledge is not believable. But will they get away with it?
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.
If anti-private landlord agendas are allowed to shape Government policy, things will only get worse for them and for their tenants alike.
Philippa Stroud’s new Social Metrics Commission hopes to bring light to murky statistical waters. But can numbers ever truly neutralise politics?
Some counter-intuitive, or at least counter-conventional, findings from a recent IFS report.