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Are We Heading for Blackout Britain?

Are We Heading for Blackout Britain?

Daniel Mahoney, Tony Lodge and Tim Knox - Energy

Earlier this month a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances caused electricity prices to rise to record highs with National Grid close issuing an emergency ‘Notice of Insufficient Margin’ to call on extra power.

An ISA-centric framework beckons

An ISA-centric framework beckons

Michael Johnson - Pensions

The recent publication of the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill confirmed that the Government intends to press ahead with the Lifetime ISA, to be launched in April 2017. This is welcomed.

The City Boys are Here to Stay

The City Boys are Here to Stay

Daniel Mahoney, Jon Moulton and Tim Knox - Economy

The UK’s strengths will mean that London continues to be Europe’s leading financial services centre.

A licence to kill? Funding the BBC

A licence to kill? Funding the BBC

Martin Le Jeune - Public Services

On 1 September the BBC TV licence fee will be extended to the iPlayer. The licence fee is however bad for the BBC and bad for customers – and it should be abolished.

The Independence Revolution must go on

The Independence Revolution must go on

Daniel Mahoney - Social Policy

The Government’s record in reducing dependency on the State is strong, but there is plenty more to do..

Apocalypse Soon? The Danger of Further Loosening Monetary Policy

Apocalypse Soon? The Danger of Further Loosening Monetary Policy

Daniel Mahoney, Jon Moulton and Tim Knox -

The UK’s softening fiscal stance opens up the very real risk of a further loosening of monetary policy, whereby inflation is used as a way of dealing with the Government’s debts.

Scotland: Could it become Greece without the sun?

Scotland: Could it become Greece without the sun?

Daniel Mahoney and Tim Knox - Economy

Scottish independence would entail significant economic risk. Scotland’s budget deficit is currently over three times higher than the UK average as a % of GDP.

The Pensions Dashboard

The Pensions Dashboard

Michael Johnson - Pensions

Fully functioning, the pensions dashboard could become the ultimate disruptor of incumbent industry providers, but merely providing information will not embed the dashboard into the consciousness of the general public.

Eutopia

Eutopia

Maurice Saatchi - Constitution & Democracy

Lord Saatchi sets out a bold alternative to the two dismal options of Remain and Leave.

Remain or Leave? Weighing the Risks

Remain or Leave? Weighing the Risks

Andrew Tyrie - Constitution & Democracy

Opportunities and risks come with both staying and leaving the EU. Politicians have handed the electorate a tough job. Read Andrew Tyrie's well thought-out reasoning behind his decision to vote Remain in the June 23rd referendum.

The Great Overtake

The Great Overtake

Daniel Mahoney - Economy

The OECD forecasts that the UK's GDP is expected to surpass Germany in the mid 2030s.

No End to the Greek Tragedy

No End to the Greek Tragedy

Michael Iakovidis, Daniel Mahoney and Tim Knox -

Greece’s latest round of fiscal consolidation will hamper economic growth. Unless a package of targeted reforms that is aimed at improving competitiveness comes forward, the Greek economy will be destroyed.

A Convergence of Interests

A Convergence of Interests

Keith Boyfield and Daniel Greenberg - Public Services

Britain must build more houses. Last year, only 136,000 homes were completed in England. But 250,000 new homes a year are required if the Government is to meet its targets of 1 million new homes by 2020.

What of DB, in a TEE World?

What of DB, in a TEE World?

Michael Johnson - Pensions

The UK pensions and savings arena must be simplified in order to secure Britain's long term savings future. We could gravitate to a purely TEE framework, which would require the accommodation of today's EET-based defined benefit (DB) schemes.

How to Sell the Family Silver: Ignore the Banks

How to Sell the Family Silver: Ignore the Banks

John Chown - Economy

John Chown explains how the Government can fairly and efficiently sell the remaining bank shares without losing millions of pounds in the process.