The chancellor needs a long term economic strategy – not short-term gimmicks – to get the country’s economy working again, according to DIB boss Frank McKenna.
The lack of an obvious successor is a poor reason for the Prime Minister to hang on, argues Jim in his latest blog. He suggests it is all a part of a lowering of standards in public and private life.
The latest DIB online poll asked: What measure do you think Chancellor Rishi Sunak should take to help people through the current cost of living crisis?
Frank McKenna, is urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the government to re-introduce some financial support packages for businesses, as the imposition of new restrictions threatens many with closure.
Traditional Tories will see the Chancellor’s budget as heresy. But Sunak and Johnson won’t mind if it delivers them another election victory.
Frank McKenna explains why the government’s latest ‘local lockdown’ approach to tackling the Covid-crisis is the worst of all worlds, in his latest Downtown blog.
“Rishi Sunak is creating a short-term boost, but will it create long-term sustainable jobs?” That was the verdict from Frank McKenna, Chief Executive, of business lobby organisation, Downtown in Business (DIB).
This week Downtown in Business unveiled its Manifesto for economic Recovery. In his latest blog, Frank McKenna explains why the government needs to think big and be bold if we are to avoid a return to the Eighties – with a nod in the direction (and an apology) to the late, great David Bowie.
This week DIB boss Frank McKenna calls on a more robust ‘return to work’ plan from government, as he spells out the dangers of a long-term lockdown.
Frank McKenna offers his thoughts on the budget and Coronavirus in his latest Downtown blog.
Will “events” prevent the Chancellor from launching an ambitious Budget next week at the start of the Johnson era? Jim also reports on how the towns are fighting back.