Public sector spending, private sector burden

No British chancellor has balanced the budget for 20 years. The price of the triple lock on pensions will continue to rise while unemployed peaks and the cost of living increases. Private sector workers are hoping to hold on to their jobs while some public sector workers have been gifted a 3.1% backdated pay increase.

Does government spending need an anti-obesity strategy to stop the public sector consuming too much of our diminishing revenues?

Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, speaks to Emma Revell, Head of Communications, about the subject on his fortnightly column for The Times newspaper, available here.