There are calls for the Government to produce a Brexit white paper – an official statement of policy, often produced before introducing legislation. Jill Rutter argues that it would be good practice but not necessarily enlightening.
Theresa May has launched her 10-pillar industrial strategy green paper today. This is the third industrial strategy the country will have seen in the last decade. Emma Norris says it must address seven issues if it is going to succeed this time.
The Prime Minister confirmed there will be a parliamentary vote on the final Brexit deal. The Supreme Court may require Parliament to vote before Article 50 is triggered. But Dr Hannah White isn’t convinced that a vote will actually enable Parliament to influence what happens.
An event with Treasury Minister Jane Ellison, to launch our joint report with the CIOT and IFS on tax policy making, emphasised the role of those across the tax system in improving tax policy. Alice Lilly highlights the key points.
The Prime Minister’s speech will be interpreted as the opening exchange in the Brexit negotiations. Marking that speech against the best practice of international negotiations, Oliver Ilott says it will help her to get a better deal.
Yesterday Philp Hammond appeared to threaten that the UK could become the 'Singapore of Europe' – competing on the basis of low tax and deregulation. But before he goes there, Jill Rutter argues, he could make the UK a better place to do business just by making tax policy better.
The delayed government review into tidal lagoons was published by former Coalition Energy Minister Charles Hendry yesterday. Graham Atkins says it hasn’t presented a convincing case for investment yet.
If it loses the Supreme Court appeal on Article 50, the Government says it will introduce legislation to give Parliament a vote on triggering Brexit talks. Dr Hannah White sets out what that process will involve.