Strikes in the "essential services" are banned in most Western economies, apart from in the UK. The government must do more to protect the public from strike action in public services.Read More
Norma Desmond’s retort in Sunset Boulevard (“You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big”. Norma Desmond: “I am big. It's the pictures that got small”) might also apply to recent budgets..
The widely held assumption that high government expenditure can have a positive impact on GDP growth is challenged by Brian Sturgess.
Unless tougher action is taken, the overall cost of regulation to British businesses at the end of this Parliament will be higher than at the beginning.
Without improvements to productivity, economic growth will slow also. Stronger productivity is the key to higher living standards because wages will not rise in the long term without any underlying improvements in the production process.
In order to return to more robust UK productivity growth, we need a series of supply side reforms to boost competition, encourage investment and reskill our workforce.
The economy would be between 17% and 21% larger without the impact of the recession. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee should take 5 steps to start the process of normalisation.
Both global warming and air pollution can be mitigated by the responsible development and utilisation of shale gas.
Dominic Raab MP calls for a strategic pledge to cut the overall tax burden in the 2015-20 Parliament.
Leading pensions analyst Michael Johnson on the failure of governance in the local government pension scheme.
Automatic consolidation of pension pots and other retirement savings would help deliver economies of scale to the individual, leading to higher incomes in retirement, greater customer control over their own assets & lower welfare costs.
Compelling evidence of bias in BBC news reporting is uncovered by economist Dr. Oliver Latham.
John Chown shows how, despite the fact that the original proposals for an EU-wide FTT were successfully vetoed by the British Prime Minister in 2011, similar proposals are now being implemented by the European Commission in eleven Member States under a process known as the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure.
Michael Gove MP delivered the 2014 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture.