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
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.
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 UKâ€™s strengths will mean that London continues to be Europeâ€™s leading financial services centre.
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 â€“ and it should be abolished.
The Governmentâ€™s record in reducing dependency on the State is strong, but there is plenty more to do..
The UKâ€™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 Governmentâ€™s debts.
Scottish independence would entail significant economic risk. Scotlandâ€™s budget deficit is currently over three times higher than the UK average as a % of GDP.
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.
Lord Saatchi sets out a bold alternative to the two dismal options of Remain and Leave.
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 OECD forecasts that the UK's GDP is expected to surpass Germany in the mid 2030s.
Greeceâ€™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.
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.
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.