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Capitalism for the Little Guy

Capitalism for the Little Guy

Dominic Raab MP - Economy

Dominic Raab MP sets out ten ways in which more competition can widen consumer choice and reduce costs in five key sectors: energy, water, retail banking, schools and health

A Toxic Tangle

A Toxic Tangle

Michael Johnson - Economy

Leading pensions analyst Michael Johnson explains why the future cost of public service pensions could be as much as £41 billion a year.

Neither just nor secure

Neither just nor secure

Neither Just nor Secure - Constitution & Democracy

The Justice and Security Bill, in its current form, would damage Britain’s system of open justice and tarnish Britain’s reputation, at home and abroad writes Andrew Tyrie MP and Anthony Peto QC.

Some Reflections on Freedom

Some Reflections on Freedom

Sir Martin Jacomb - Constitution & Democracy

A society, in our case a nation state, needs to provide its people with certain basics. These include security, food and shelter of course. But a civilised society such as our own, should also provide freedom for its people. All this is obvious.

Autumn Statement 2012 Briefing Note: Paint the Big Picture, George

Autumn Statement 2012 Briefing Note: Paint the Big Picture, George

Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox - Economy

In an Autumn Statement briefing note, Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox provide some advice for the Chancellor with 16 Recommendations.

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

Michael Johnson - Economy

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

The approaching cashflow crunch

The approaching cashflow crunch

Michael Johnson -

As the Public Bill Committee starts scrutiny of the Public Service Pensions Bill on Tuesday 6 November, leading pensions analyst Michael Johnson reveals that the cashflow shortfall between public sector contributions and pensions in payment are rising to unsustainable levels.

Margaret Thatcher Lecture 2012

Margaret Thatcher Lecture 2012

Charles Moore - Foreign Policy

Margaret Thatcher Lecture 2012

The progressivity of UK taxes and transfers

The progressivity of UK taxes and transfers

Ryan Bourne -

The past 30 years has seen an increasing proportion of the population of total households becoming overall net recipients of the state, writes Ryan Bourne in The progressivity of UK taxes and transfers

The UK and the EU: time to cut the knot

The UK and the EU: time to cut the knot

David Heathcoat-Amory - Foreign Policy

'The UK must seek a new and different relationship with the EU, and here is a plan', says David Heathcoat-Amory in The UK and the EU: time to cut the knot.

Estonia: A Case Study

Estonia: A Case Study

Ryan Bourne - Economy

Ryan Bourne writes of how Estonia provides a clear case-study of a country which has successfully embraced austerity and seen a return to sustainable economic growth.

Some questions on the mansion tax

Some questions on the mansion tax

Tim Knox - Economy

A new briefing note published today by the Centre for Policy Studies highlights many of the inherent flaws in proposals for a Mansion Tax.

The case against CGT

The case against CGT

Howard Flight and Oliver Latham - Economy

CGT is a damaging tax, and the current high top rate is likely to be undermining our economic recovery, reveals a new Centre for Policy Studies Pointmaker The case against CGT by Howard Flight and Oliver Latham.

The Social Cost of Litigation

The Social Cost of Litigation

Frank Furedi and Jennie Bristow -

A report by Professor Furedi and Jennie Bristow highlights the high financial and social cost of today's 'culture of litigation' on health and education services.

Turning the Tide: the UK's improving competitiveness

Turning the Tide: the UK's improving competitiveness

Tim Knox and Ryan Bourne - Economy

On each of the three main international surveys of UK competitiveness, the UK has improved its ranking since 2010. This is after a period of significant decline between 1997 and 2010.