Cameron’s private sector push should go further


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Dr Richard Wellings comments on the Prime Minister's new "all-out mission"

Commenting on Prime Minister David Cameron’s promised “all-out mission” to revive the economy, Dr Richard Wellings, Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:

“Applauding investment by the private sector in these difficult economic times is all very well but the government needs to do much more to remove the barriers to growth. Less restricted labour markets, simpler tax rules and fewer planning controls should be at the heart of the government’s agenda.

“The Prime Minister’s rhetoric stressing the importance of confronting our debts and promoting trade liberalisation is welcome. However, we desperately need radical action. Deregulation is the key to a robust economic recovery.”

Notes to editors

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