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This edition of our Heads Apart? podcast asks whether government should intervene to save failing businesses. We are joined by Giles Wilkes, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government, and Madeline Grant, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph.

Our Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Sam Robinson interview Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, on what to expect ahead of Rishi Sunak’s first budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Will this year’s budget see the abandonment of previously adhered to fiscal rules? Will the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, undermine the new Chancellor’s plans to begin ‘levelling up’ the country?

Members of the Bright Blue team also give their thoughts on the ongoing Democratic primary to decide who will be nominated to face Donald Trump at the end of the year.

Music credit: Lights by Sappheiros

Presented by: Ryan Shorthouse, Sam Robinson and Joseph Silke | Produced by: Joseph Silke, Phoebe Arslanagic-Wakefield and Sam Robinson