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How big will Rachel Reeves’s state be?

20 March 2024

6:37 PM

20 March 2024

6:37 PM

Every year the Mais lecture, hosted by Bayes Business School, gives its speaker a chance to lay out their vision for the economy. It’s how we knew Rishi Sunak would prioritise fiscal prudence over tax cuts long before he entered Number 10. Last night it was Rachel Reeves’s turn.

The message seemed to be: build up the state to get it out of the way

As expected, there were no big policy announcements about what Labour might do in power.

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