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Time for Britain to become a nation of builders once more


Sebastian Payne, Director of Onward, discusses the Autumn Statement in iNews.  He writes:

“What is the most profoundly depressing document in Britain today? Not Nigel Farage’s invoice for his stint in the jungle or a list of the recent Christmas number ones (all by LadBaby, if you happen to care). It was, in fact, published as part of the plethora of paperwork in this week’s Autumn Statement and captured precisely why Britain’s economic growth is not what it should be. “Getting Great Britain building again” is both a damning diagnosis and a bullish blueprint for how we can become a nation of builders once more.

Nearly all of the focus has been on Jeremy Hunt’s personal tax-cutting spree, which has targeted workers who need help the most. It has, for now, placated MPs concerned about the cost of living burden. Yet the most exciting announcements are all about business and investment. No one should be satisfied with the prospect of 0.7 per cent growth next year when there is so much untapped potential. The British economy is still living with long Covid, but the more immediate challenge is building.”

Read the full piece here.

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