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.
Some Tory members would see such a development as nothing less than an establishment coup: as a conspiracy of bad actors working together to win revenge for Brexit.
Yesterday, he bent the passage of time – by giving the Commons the chance to carry out a Covid reckoning before the inquiry is up and running.
He was appearing before a virtual session of the Treasury Select Committee to answer questions about the Greensill affair.
Opposition politicians are wrong in their assessment of the country’s economic response to Covid.
We found over a million people excluded from the Government schemes are struggling to pay for food and everyday essentials.
The Chair of the Treasury Select Committee on its efforts to get information from the Government on the costs of restrictions to lives and livelihoods.
Our latest survey finds that nine in ten Party members support such a move – a total that this latest news is unlikely to have reduced.
It’s important to have advisers, but “advisers advise and Ministers decide” – because the latter are accountable to the rest of us.
Government needs to reform the stucture of expert advice, and publish serious analysis of the cost of the options they face.