The Chancellor should start taking advantage of Brexit opportunities

Matthew Lesh writes in The Express

IEA Head of Public Policy Matthew Lesh has written for The Express, urging Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to be more bold in seizing the opportunities of Brexit.

Matthew said:

“In truth, the UK has largely continued to follow European Union rules since formally leaving the bloc almost three years ago. There has been a failure to “take back control” of Britain’s laws, as was promised by Vote Leave. The Government has made big promises but delivered little.

“As Vote Leave communicated so powerfully, the EU imposed thousands of laws on British businesses and individuals. These regulatory burdens create costs – leading to higher prices for consumers, lower wages for workers, less innovation and fewer start-ups.

“The question for the Chancellor is whether this speech will be more empty rhetoric, or will the Government grasp the mantle of reform?”

The full piece can be read here.