Liberalisations of land-use planning, infrastructure, energy, and childcare rules are crucial to improve economic mobility, deepen our domestic market, and raise productivity.
The ultimate political problem is that people support housing in principle but not in practice. But these ‘fast tracks for beauty’ would create more homes and better places.
No doubt King Charles will stick to his promise to observe the protocols of office. But I’m banking on a private mentoring of Prime Ministers on sustainable development.
A sense of proportion and common sense is lacking with development rules concerning the environment. Ministers should accept responsibility.
In England and Wales the average house cost 3.5 times average earnings in 1997, but 9.1 times earnings last year. In London it’s about 14 times. Prices in England rose 9.4 per cent last year.
It is easy for Government to say use brownfield sites – but when none are available we have a big problem.
Neither candidate is wholly to blame for this impasse; one cannot rise to a political moment which has not come.
Far from protecting our most beautiful landscapes, it lays a noose of industrial farmland around our most productive cities.
The contrast between those blithe campaigns and this appalling landscape is unnerving, and raises profound questions about politicians and truth.
She explains why she changed her mind on Brexit, confirms she would change the Bank’s mandate, and says she would be happy to find a place for Sunak in her team.
Brenley Corner, Junction 7 on the M2, is already jammed up and the locals don’t want it to be even worse. Who can blame them?
Removing barriers to green energy is vital because 80 per cent of the borough’s carbon emissions come from buildings.
The Government should be more worried about the balance of payments deficit than about the government deficit. We cannot rely on the goodwill of foreigners. We need to start to close the gap and reduce our demands on foreign currency markets.