Robert Colvile and Daniel Mahoney warn Philip Hammond not let recent economic figures tempt him into ending austerity, the Chancellor has no room for complacency.Read More
Nations with a long habit of making foreign policy on a world scale may be forgiven for feeling that they need no written formula to explain what they have always been doing.
We look to small businesses and the self-employed to produce growth, employment and wealth. In Britain today about six million people work for small firms.
When a proposition has become universally acceptable to political commentators, writers of letters to MPs, media pundits and school-teachers taking current affairs classes, it is a very likely indication hat the proposition in question is, or has become, false.
The Department of Employment should supply monthly data for the number in work in Britain as well as the number out of work.
The industrial revolution brought many blessings. It brought greater output. It freed many people working on the land and brought them many new homes, new products and new luxuries.
Suppose that every adult in Britain acquired £100 worth of shares in some British Company/ Suppose that, apart from undertaking not to transfer those shares for five years, each adult enjoyed all the rights of a shareholder.
I am speaking here at St Georges house Windsor not as an amateur theologian but as a professional economist concerned with moral values.
It is comprehensible why many rational, averagely informed people, in the United States as well as in Europe, should be, to begin with, sceptical of President Reagan’s programme of research on strategic defence.
The National Health Service is sick, but not so sick that it cannot be put on the road to recovery. Injecting more taxpayers’ money into the enterprise will not help. Spending must be made more effective, and accountability must be improved.
Share ownership is enjoying something of a renaissance. There are many more people today with a direct share in the risk capital of British industry and commerce than there were five years ago.
On 1 July Britain begins her third stint as President of the European Community’s Council of Ministers.
The ideal of widespread personal ownership as a central goal of social policy has been persistently advocated over the years by a handful of politicians and one or two economists, and as persistently ignored by almost everybody else.
The decline in the private rented sector has, in some ways, been inevitable.
Central government at present funds just under 49% of the costs of local government in England through block grants, specific and supplementary grants and domestic rate relief.