Adam Smith Institute: Voters Back Building Homes & Levelling Up

A new poll from C|T Local, Sir Lynton Crosby’s real estate advisory business, and the Adam Smith Institute, finds that Conservatives could achieve majority-securing electoral boost by building more homes. 1.6 million vote boost for Conservatives building more homes in a way that levels up, securing the 2019 majority at…

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Mercury Article: Help to preserve our local landmarks by nominating them as a heritage site

One of the most fun jobs in Government is being Heritage Minister, because you get to ‘list’ historic buildings so they can’t be destroyed or knocked down. The list includes more than 500,000 listed buildings, gardens, battlefields, protected shipwrecks and monuments, covering everything from Stonehenge and Wells Cathedral to the Iron…

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CITY A.M: Westminster’s Beis committee to probe post-Brexit subsidies regime

A Westminster committee is set to probe the UK’s post-Brexit subsidies regime and the role of the competition watchdog post-Brexit. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) committee’s inquiry will look at “the main opportunities and challenges for businesses under the new UK state aid regime” and “whether competition policy…

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CAPX: When it comes to subsidies, there really is a silver bullet

This article was originally published on CAPX. The rather boringly named Subsidy Control Bill starts its journey through Parliament today. But in spite of the soporific handle, it does something rather important: it replaces all those clunky, bureaucratic EU subsidy rules with a much simpler, quicker, lighter-touch set of UK…

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