Once taxation and National Insurance were deducted, his take-home pay had increased by £15 a month.
“Get Brexit Done, Unleash Britain’s Potential” was the 2019 slogan. The first was achieved in short order. The second is yet to be delivered.
We must beware the trap of falling into a mindset of an overdeveloped society, vulnerable to entitlement and complacency.
Is economics the key after all – driving the culture wars in western liberal democracies?
Governments are more likely to help create conditions for it by seeking economic growth, rather than well-being.
Lessons from my recent visit to India with Andy Street and Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine Partnership.
The Government needs to consider three strands if it is to offer a comprehensive solution: state support, private assets, and individual planning.
The MoD should use the opportunity of Brexit to reflect on whether EU competition rules should continue to apply to procurement.
Some counter-intuitive, or at least counter-conventional, findings from a recent IFS report.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
The challenge for aid donors and recipients alike is to work together to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.
We should seek the closest possible relationship with the EU and an open trade policy. Firms need confidence to invest.