City AM features comments from Mark Littlewood

Business groups and think tanks last night dismissed a pledge by David Cameron to “fire up our private sector”, following yesterday’s Queen’s Speech setting out the coalition’s priorities for the year.

Mark Littlewood of the Institute of Economic Affairs said the measures “offered little to promote growth” while the deregulation push appeared to be “aspirational, rather than radical”.

“Policies to boost the economy should have made up the majority of the legislative agenda, yet barely anything has been promised except more business regulation and more government spending,” Littlewood added.

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