It is precisely when household finances are weighed down by inflation that people need a government that will allow them to keep as much money as possible. People vote Conservative because they believe in the moral and economic necessity of low taxation.
They don’t want ministers pretending to speak these truths while maximizing tax revenue; they want measures that will help struggling families today.
The increase in the national insurance threshold is welcome, but it is incongruous that almost 45% of the price of petrol at the pump goes through customs duties, VAT and environmental taxes and charges.
Car transport is not a luxury but the only option for millions of people living in isolated areas; when the average pump price reached 191.43 pence a litre, it is intolerable for the government to rake in billions while households suffer.
Brexit has given us new freedoms to vary tax rates, but it will be a tragedy for Britain if institutional timidity at the Treasury prevents us from using all the tools at our disposal to stimulate growth and avoid a recession.
There are plenty of global examples of how low taxation encourages investment and translates into sustained growth, which in turn leads to vastly improved infrastructure and public services.
The Prime Minister and Chancellor should listen to supporters of tax cuts at all levels of their party. But, more importantly, they must also listen to the millions of citizens who worry about just getting through the months ahead.
It is time to lighten their tax burden.
Skills not degrees
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi is absolutely right to encourage employers to drop requirements that job applicants must hold a degree.
There are millions of workers with exceptional skills and experience who could excel in white-collar jobs if given the chance.
At a time when employers are struggling to find staff, it’s perverse to turn away legions of people who have years of financial and personnel management experience, who have developed products and responded to customer requests. with brio.
It is unfortunate that so many professions require applicants to have gone to college.
In the past, journalism regularly welcomed non-graduates into the job market; people of different classes and backgrounds took apprenticeships and those who were intelligent and enthusiastic prospered.
People shouldn’t be forced to go to college and rack up debt just to get an employer to look at their resume.
Let’s welcome them into the job market so that their skills – and the economy – can grow.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi is
quite right to encourage employers to
abandon the requirements that candidates have
There are millions of workers who have
exceptional skills and experience that could
excel in white-collar jobs if given the chance.
At a time when employers are struggling
to find staff, it is perverse to turn away
legions of people who have years of
experience in financial management and
staff, who have developed products
and responded to customer inquiries with
It is unfortunate that so many professions
require applicants to have gone to college.
Journalism once well received
non-graduates in the labor market; people from
different classes and origins served
apprentices and those who have intelligence and
People should not be forced to go to
college and racking up debt just so you can
ask an employer to view their CV. Lets go
welcome them into the labor market so that their skills
– and the economy – can grow.