The approach set out under the REUL Bill risked becoming a parochial and backward-looking distraction. EU regulation should be considered in conjunction with domestic rules and curent economic and social trends.
Sensible regulation is essential, but to cede the initiative to America, the EU, and China would be an historic folly.
Labour like to say we are the only major economy whose GDP has not recovered to prepandemic levels. But looking at GDP at constant prices in national currency the UK economy in 2022, according to the IMF, was one per cent bigger than in 2019.
A pro-science and technology agenda requires political decisions no-one is currently pursuing. Taking on some public sector trade unions. Engaging constructively with the EU. Reforming planning law. Embracing the Oxford to Cambridge arc.
As I vote on legislation passing through Parliament, I notice a steady stream of laws that we could not have passed were we still in the EU.
Post-pandemic complacency is threatening the competitiveness of the industry; fixing that would not only stimulate growth, but also deliver better outcomes for patients.
We can avoid getting into an argument about whether or not the Government’s plan is an industrial strategy. The Conservative Party has got rather hung up on that term.
As a former Brexit Secretary, I know that we can use our Brexit freedoms to achieve incredible things. Changes to EU regulations in our five growth industries will mean that we can deliver the very best for our great country,
Moving away from animal research is both effective and popular – here are eight steps in the right direction the Government should take.
Parts of the media suspected, wrongly, that she was an Establishment stooge: her work leading the Vaccine Taskforce has since been triumphantly vindicated.
At the heart of the Midlands Engine’s strategy is a desire to collaborate, particularly in sectors vital to the low carbon transition.
The TIGGR document on regulation published today focuses on playing to our strengths in the highest growing sectors of tomorrow.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
The second part of a mini-series on ConservativeHome this week about how the Government can help Britain’s economy to grow faster.