Square Deal is a new book by Nick Boles MP. In it he diagnoses the main economic and social problems affecting the UK and proposes a set of bold new policies to restore people’s faith in Britain’s free market and free society. The book is being published in instalments and readers are strongly encouraged to comment on the chapters and to contribute their own ideas. Nick will revise his proposals based on readers’ comments and plans to publish the book as a whole in February 2018.
Nick Boles has been MP for Grantham and Stamford since 2010. He was Skills Minister from 2014 until 2016 and was responsible for devising the apprenticeship levy and the government’s technical education reforms. He was Planning Minister from 2012 until 2014 and introduced the permitted development right to convert offices into flats without planning permission.
Before entering Parliament, Nick founded and ran Policy Exchange, one of the country’s most influential think tanks. From 1995 until 2008, Nick was joint chief executive and then chairman of Longwall Holdings, a small industrial group he founded with a friend.
Nick has a Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Scholar, and a first in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford.
In 2010, he wrote Which Way’s Up (Biteback).