Labour's planning reform is no silver bullet

Labour's planning reform is no silver bullet

The next five years of Labour government will stand or fall on whether it can raise the growth rate. Not only does it constitute the first of their ‘missions’, but without it, balancing the books will require either billions of pounds of public expenditure cuts or huge tax hikes. Which is why Rachel Reeves has been out of the traps early, setting out the new Government’s first steps to grow the UK economy. Her speech covered a number of subjects. …