Chancellor Rachel Reeves Pledges Economic Growth as National Mission in Maiden Speech
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Chancellor Rachel Reeves Pledges Economic Growth as National Mission in Maiden Speech

8 July 2024
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Chancellor Rachel Reeves Pledges Economic Growth as National Mission in Maiden Speech

Rebuilding Britain

In a decisive move to address the £140 billion growth deficit that has accumulated over 14 years of Conservative governance, Chancellor Rachel Reeves is spearheading an ambitious economic revival plan. Her approach hinges on fast-tracking infrastructure projects and setting bold housebuilding goals.

Making her first appearance since Labour’s recent electoral triumph, Reeves will declare, “When past governments have shied away from tough choices necessary for growth or have delayed action, I will step up. This is now a national mission, and we cannot afford to waste any more time.”

Simultaneously, Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer is embarking on a nationwide tour, beginning with a meeting with Northern Ireland’s First Minister Michelle O’Neill and Deputy First Minister Emma Little-Pengelly. His tour kicks off at Stormont on Monday morning, followed by a flight to Washington for the Nato summit on Tuesday.

The Starmer administration is focusing on accelerating economic growth and utilizing the resulting tax revenues to enhance public services. Labour’s manifesto outlines comprehensive planning reforms to expedite construction and emphasizes the importance of advancing key infrastructure projects and boosting housebuilding.

A key promise in the manifesto is the immediate update of the National Policy Planning Framework to undo Conservative changes, notably reinstating mandatory housing targets.

In her upcoming speech, Reeves will detail the Government’s initiatives to “strengthen the economic foundation of our nation, aiming to uplift every region across the UK.” She will point out that lagging behind the average growth rate of OECD countries has deprived the Exchequer of £58 billion in tax revenues.

Chancellor Reeves aims to invigorate private investment and infrastructure by overhauling the planning system. Labour’s manifesto features a comprehensive 10-year infrastructure strategy and significant updates to planning policies. The Institute for Government has urged Reeves to adopt robust fiscal policy reforms.

As Reeves herself puts it, “It is now a national mission. There is no time to waste.”

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