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Walking a fine line

ANDREW HARROP: When it comes to local taxation and the geographic distribution of public money, Labour has a choice between incremental revision and radical reform.

Striking a balance

ROSS CAMPBELL: There is an imbalance in the UK economy, as commercial activity is heavily skewed towards London and the Southeast. Increased devolution is desirable, but may not lead to stronger businesses in all regions.

Reforming fiscal rules

ROSS CAMPBELL: How the Chancellor sets targets for overall public expenditure and investment, as well as how Treasury controls the way departments spend their allocation of capital and resource budgets.

Radical but tough

DAN CORRY: Those who think a tough Treasury is an obstacle to a radical left policy and want to weaken it and even break it up, get it all wrong.

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