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Ministers must make a priority of controlling our borders and stimulating growth with a tax-cutting, pro-enterprise agenda.
One ex-minister described the corporation tax rise to me as “categorically the wrong decision”. But the same old question for backbenchers remains: what will you sacrifice for tax cuts?
The former chancellor understood that the best way to kick-start growth – and increase revenues – was giving individuals and companies the incentives to invest.
Though one in three don’t – and previous surveys suggest that the panel’s view on spending levels may be more complex than this return suggests.
Merely “looking at” such measures as raising the pension age and reforming the benefits system will not be enough to demonstrate fiscal credibility.
Hers is a flimsy proposition that Team Rishi could easily defeat, if only they had something substantial to put in its stead.
The former Prime Minister is of less importance than resisting the temptation to make her mistakes all over again.
The Cassandras of Washington D.C are pointing their fingers at Hunt and Bailey’s “tighter fiscal and monetary policies”. But they were no fans of Trussonomics, either.
There is next to no support among its ranks in the Commons for more immigration, liberalising planning law and improving access to European markets.
It quashes the housing market, reduces labour mobility and inescapably reduces the number of transactions. This is not contested: the Treasury accepts the point in its modelling.
Over this period, the UK’s economic growth was level with the US’s and exceeded the other five members of the G7. In other words, on international comparisons, we did well.
If we are to grow as a nation and pay for public services we need to encourage entrepreneurs and support businesses – not make life harder for them and kick them in the teeth.
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,
We need to give more time and resource to those bringing up children. Such parents need a much better package from the state to look after a baby in the first year of its life.