The Chancellor is a keen champion of growth. It is a word he uses regularly – and it is almost always followed by the word ‘employment’. This is a chancellor who believes growth comes from employment and the way to grow is to encourage businesses to hire and create jobs.
“This is a government whose plan is delivering jobs.”
– George Osborne, Budget, March 2014
“Today I’m making a new commitment – a commitment to fight for full employment in Britain. I want to make the UK the best place in the world to create a job; to get a job; to keep a job; to be helped to look for another job if you lose one.”
– George Osborne, 1 April 2014
The Chancellor’s vision is backed by a long-term economic plan of five points, of which point three is: ...