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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.

A costly business

Changes in business rates – the equivalent of council tax for businesses – are causing a storm of protest.
The property values used to calculate business rates are being updated from the levels set seven years ago (having been deferred for...

Future careers

In her first speech as Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May was keen to nail her credentials as a one nation Conservative firmly to the mast as she spoke of ‘burning injustice’.  She cited the limitations on educational and professional...

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