Deputy Director Adam Hawksbee wrote for The House Magazine on the role of levelling up in the Conservative leadership contest. He writes:
“The Conservative leadership contest has been notable not for what the candidates have said, but for what they haven’t.
“Britain is 10 years into a low growth trap, facing a recession, approaching an inflationary storm, and no one has a clear economic vision for how to fix it.
“[…] This is the real debate the Conservative party should be having, obscured by talk of high taxes or low taxes. On one side, a passive economic policy that says the state needs to get out of the way. On the other, an intentional economic policy that believes the state has a key role in both boosting and better distributing economic growth in the 21st century. And this debate can’t wait – on the United Kingdom’s current economic growth trajectory, we will be overtaken by Poland in 12 years.”
Read the full piece here.
Matt Burnett, Onward's Head of Science and Technology and lead author of new report 'Rocket Science', wrote an op-ed for City AM on the report's findings.