Read our analysis so far of policy announcements made by Conservative leadership contenders Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss in the run up to the 5th September 2022. This page will be updated with new analysis.
The key point that neither candidate seems willing to spell out is that, ultimately, lower taxes mean lower spending.
15 Jul 2022 | Prospect Magazine
Paul Johnson and Ben Zaranko
There is every case for ensuring that public money is spent efficiently and on the right priorities so as to minimise the tax burden. But we do have to recognise that taxes pay for public spending. Those who wish to see taxes cut need also to say how they will cut spending.