Month: March 2018

Spring Statement 2018: From ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ to Tigger?

Early thoughts on the Chancellor’s Spring Statement Few Chancellors of the Exchequer have been known to compare themselves to the chief optimist of Winnie the Pooh, but today Philip Hammond would prefer we liken him to ‘Tigger’. This character is known for bouncing around, but is this ‘spring’ in Hammond’s step warranted? The Spring Statement …

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National Planning Policy Framework: The War on the NIMBY Councils and Increasing Social Mobility

Initial reflections on the Prime Minister’s speech on house building for the future One of the hallmarks of Theresa May’s tenure as Prime Minister has been her emphasis on social mobility and what she calls the ‘British dream’. Today, she has attempted to temporarily shift the focus of public policy away from Brexit towards the …

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