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How best to boost growth? Coalition debate sees Tories argue for supply-side reforms, Lib Dems pushing for new ‘pension infrastructure fund’

As the OECD forecasts a sharp slowdown in global growth, the Coalition is re-examining old and new ideas to boost the economy here in the UK. And, judging by this report in The Guardian, the likely approach illustrates the impact of Lib Dem thinking within government…

The Coalition choice: Tory supply-side reforms OR…

One area that has been looked at to boost growth is supply-side reforms to free up the labour market, such as those championed by Conservative adviser Adrian Beecroft. The ‘Beecroft Report’ has urged radical reform, most controversially advocating the government to stimulate private industry to hire workers …

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    Matt (and others) - Royal Mail and other paid delivery services are also "hand delivery". Lib Dem volunteers are generally doing limited delivery batches in th...
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    (Note: writing as a non-member who comes here to debate interesting ideas) I'm also shielding - just had my first anniversary due to a prior illness. A few b...
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    Well, still no more responses to Mr Arms’ excellent analysis. He’s obviously wasted on LDV! I could add that I wonder whether our US friends will wake up...
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