Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to ditch green planning rules and accelerate the development process for new offshore wind farms, roads and homes, as he sets his sights on “a new era for Britain” driven by a laser-like focus on growth in his first major financial intervention as Chancellor tomorrow.

The Chancellor is expected to announce a flurry of fresh fiscal and planning policies in his so-called mini-Budget tomorrow, in response to inflation which has risen to its highest level in almost four decades, prompting growing concern about the risks of the UK economy dipping into recession in the coming months.

The global economy has been rocked by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has also been exacerbated by soaring fossil gas energy prices and Russia’s war in Ukraine, as well as rising food costs and devastating climate impacts worldwide.

In order to drive up growth and investment, Kwarteng is

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