Government must protect business

As the government finalises its plan to stabilise the public finances, saving jobs and promoting enterprise must be key priorities.

31st January, 2009

As the government finalises its plan to stabilise the public finances, saving jobs and promoting enterprise must be key priorities. There is a serious risk that, in the rush to reach agreement with the trade unions, these goals will be pushed into the background. We will know soon enough. Last week, Barack Obama, the US president, told a news conference that the future of the US economy rested less in his hands ‘‘than it does...

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