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Going green, not global, to tackle rising energy prices?

As we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK has been hit by a cost-of-living crisis. Nearly one in three British adults say they are now struggling to meet their financial commitments. The challenge of making ends meet is forecasted to worsen, with an increase in National Insurance tax taking effect in April and rising inflation predicted to reach over 7% this year. As such, the government has taken action to attempt to alleviate the financial stress on households.

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Red meat promises to the Conservative Party could win the leadership but won’t be kept

“There is no magic money tree”. Theresa May’s words were part-and-parcel of Conservative economics for much of the last 40 years since Thatcher came to dominate the party. This was true, perhaps most of all for Cameron, pursuing aggressive cuts to public expenditure following the Global Financial Crisis on the grounds that the public finances should and must be balanced. Whilst arguably an economically illiterate fiscal policy, it is inarguable that that was the government’s strategy.

From Roaring Twenties to Recession: How the UK fell into economic turmoil

"A week is a long time in politics.” The words of Prime Minister Harold Wilson are typically reflected upon in times of political turmoil, but perhaps the same can be said for the plunge in economic outlook that’s shaped discussion in the UK as of late. 2021 had been a year of strong growth in the British economy, which grew faster than any other major G7 economy. Prospects were so optimistic, particularly amongst government ministers, that comparisons with the Roaring Twenties were made for the decade ahead. However, hopes for this have evaporated with the reality that 2022 has brought.

Going green, not global, to tackle rising energy prices?

As we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK has been hit by a cost-of-living crisis. Nearly one in three British adults say they are now struggling to meet their financial commitments. The challenge of making ends meet is forecasted to worsen, with an increase in National Insurance tax taking effect in April and rising inflation predicted to reach over 7% this year. As such, the government has taken action to attempt to alleviate the financial stress on households.

The Budget that betrayed Sunak’s Conservative instincts

For a man whose political idol is Nigel Lawson, Rishi Sunak’s most recent Budget did more than any in recent years to break with Thatcherite Conservatism. Whilst some Tories may have hoped the financial windfall from the faster recovery would be put into avoiding some of the significant tax rises that are yet to come, it appears that pressure from the PM has seen the Chancellor deliver £150 billion more in departmental spending over the next three years.