Category Archives: Economics

A strange subject to write about for someone who sometimes struggles to add up. However this is economics as it applies to the social and cultural fabric of our lives together.

How close to solving the problem are we?


Over the last few days I have seen a number of pieces being posted on the internet about the future of our economy beyond the 31st December and the prospects of trade deals. This image was published just over two … Continue reading

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We need a more flexible strategy to increase apprenticeships


The summer closure of Parliament does not stop MPs from asking questions and the Government responding to them. What is so tragic is that far too often the same or similar questions get asked and almost identical answers get made … Continue reading

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Please help small businesses to take on Apprentices


On Friday an MP raised a question with the Minister responsible for setting out the apprenticeship scheme. His question was about how many apprenticeships had taken place within their department. The current Minister has been in place for a year … Continue reading

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The UK Internal Market debate illustrates many political problems


On Wednesday in the House of Commons, Alok Sharma the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) led a debate on a White Paper which he was publishing in order to help unpack some of the consequences … Continue reading

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Public Contracts for Smaller SME Businesses are clearly needed


On Thursday the MP for Crawley, Henry Smith asked a vital question about businesses and although it related to a very specific case which he then referred to in his subsequent question, it is clear to those of us who … Continue reading

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Nusrat Ghani is clearly arguing for all nations to work together


This tweet from the MP for Wealden which first appeared at around midday on Thursday was retweeted by her at 8am today so it is clearly a theme she is passionate about. The tweet promotes this article which is published … Continue reading

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We clearly need a new competent Government


So this morning I took the latest posting from the Government website which is shown here along with my arrow and question. In the last 96 hours there has been a range of contradictory plans and demands from the Government. … Continue reading

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“particularly smaller businesses” is clearly a current theme


It is always fascinating to see phrases that appear in Parliament on numerous occasions as clearly this indicates that someone or some people have got an idea that they are keen to work on. Providing the phrase is positive, the … Continue reading

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Please can we remain in the EU single market?


This piece of news that emerged yesterday has reminded many of us that the departure from the EU which is scheduled for 1st January 2021 will place the rest of the UK apart from Northern Ireland and outside of the … Continue reading

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A vital planning element for our Government to embrace


At the beginning of last week there was a second reading debate in Parliament about a Business and Planning Bill which is currently being supported by both the Government and the Labour Party based on the comments that were expressed … Continue reading

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