Covid is said to cost the Govt £5.billion in borrowing during the years 2020-2022 and naturally there is a need to replenish funds. An increase of 6% in corporation tax and a freezing of tax allowances over the next few years will help to raise towards £8 bill a year by 2025.
No complaint here about tax rises for corporations, as long as the poorest individuals are protected.
However, there is a massive need for Govt departments who are responsible for the allocation of our funds to to be held accountable (as far as is reasonably practical) for their delivery. The lack of procurement expertise, skill in the auditing of the funding of strategy and evaluation of outcomes is mind-blowingly irresponsible, inefficient and naive.
We have seen enough of this through the pandemic, lets not have any more.