And we chat to the young waiter, the question I’m asking is: “why wait until young people are 22 for auto-enrolment to begin?”
Looked at in the round, over the 2010-2016 period, the UK had the joint highest growth for a G7 economy, level with the US.
The calling-in of a planning application to open a coalmine at Whitehaven suggests prioritising green optics over Northern livelihoods.
Whatever guidelines there may be on engagement with organisations, no-one will take them seriously if the Government doesn’t do so itself.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
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 lesson of the last year is poorer communities are much more vulnerable to the next virus or health emergency.
If if the higher education sector must take some further pain in the spending review, then the last option is the least bad.
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
It should take advantage of the current macro-economic environment afforded by low borrowing costs, to provide stable – and sizeable – funding.