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There is one overriding purpose to government at the moment and that’s injecting confidence back into UK PLC.

Having listened to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘Summer Economic Update’, I am reminded of the saying: ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch’.

Big government has never been more fashionable. With unprecedented state interventions, massive government spending sprees and bailouts dominating the news bulletins, Whitehall’s levers of power have gone into overdrive.