How to get back on track

By Rob Whiteman | 20 February 2019
  • Rob Whiteman

At the last Conservative Party conference, the Prime Minister announced the end of austerity. But in the months that have followed, this claim seems to be derailing. A recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies showed billions more in spending is needed if the government is to maintain per capita spending across those departments that do not have ringfenced budgets.

So how can the Government get this train back on the right track? Most important will be this year’s Spending Review, which was promised in last year’s spring statement. Here is where the evidence to support the Prime Minister’s bold statements should be clearly displayed, supported by a forward-looking view and concrete plans that turn words into action.

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