IAIN MCLEAN AND MARTIN ROGERS: Labour’s 2017 manifesto promised action so that ‘no nation or region of the UK is unfairly disadvantaged’. But fairness has many faces, so hard choices must be made.
KATE BELL & GEOFF TILY: We don’t need to have a perfect answer to Britain’s ‘productivity puzzle’ to see that a different approach is needed.
CATHERINE COLEBROOK: How can we ensure that the next set of fiscal rules are followed?
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.
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.
HOWARD REED: A future Labour government will certainly wish to increase public spending. But where is extra money most needed?