New sky thinking: The airport debate

New sky thinking: The airport debate

The UK needs to increase its aviation capacity. Without it, our economy will suffer, damaging our global competitiveness and losing access to rapidly expanding emerging markets. We can no longer afford to continue the procrastination about aviation expansion that has...
Head to Head: Local pay, Local Growth

Head to Head: Local pay, Local Growth

Recent months have seen a growth in calls for an end to national pay bargaining in the public sector. Ed Holmes of Policy Exchange argues that more localised pay would help re-balance the economy, reduce the deficit and spur local jobs growth. There are lots of myths...
A third runway? Yes, and a fourth too, please

A third runway? Yes, and a fourth too, please

The people on the 6am to Zurich are not travelling for fun, but because their trip matters to their company and our prosperity. Flying is critical to Britain as an outward-looking nation and as an island at the edge of a continent. In particular, we need a hub...
Growth and locally-facing public sector pay

Growth and locally-facing public sector pay

George Osborne’s efforts to make pay in the public sector more locally-facing are in difficulties. From Conservative MPs fearing their constituencies would lose out in terms of public spending to trade unions vigorously contesting any reform effecting national pay...
Freezing working age benefits is a short term solution

Freezing working age benefits is a short term solution

If the rumours are correct, the Treasury is considering a two-year freeze in working-age benefits. Those who have been following the debate surrounding the need for a further £10 billion from the welfare bill will not find this surprising. The most recent Government...