This budget must be the first step in a strategic exit from the crisis

Analysis: Emergency support will continue to be needed, but it is crucial that we move from an emergency mindset and focus funds on rebuilding investor confidence and creating jobs

11th October, 2020
This budget must be the first step in a strategic exit from the crisis
Ahead of this week’s budget announcement, we are beginning to see that it will not be a challenge of a society with too little resources; rather, it is a challenge of finding the right channels to get those resources moving

Twelve months ago, as we looked ahead to the Budget 2020 announcement, the majority of the focus and commentary centred on ensuring our economy was prepared for the “once in a lifetime” economic event that was Brexit. We have all lived a second lifetime since then.

While the departure of our nearest neighbour from the EU will have long-lasting and far-reaching political, social, and economic ramifications for this island, we now face the added...

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