Boris has one last chance at meaningful planning reform – will he take it? - International Center for Law & Economics

Boris has one last chance at meaningful planning reform – will he take it?

CapX – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman had an op-ed published by CapX about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government giving up its efforts for planning reform. You can read the full piece here.

Last week gave us a picture of things to come in Britain. First, the Government raised National Insurance contributions by 2.5%. This was ostensibly to pay for “social care”, but the money will mostly go to the NHS, with social care’s problems left largely unaddressed. Then, on Saturday, The Times reported that the Government will abandon many of its plans for planning reform, under pressure from Tory backbenchers and voters.