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The Lifetime ISA: Potential next steps

The Lifetime ISA: Potential next steps

Michael Johnson - Pensions

The introduction of the Lifetime ISA, as first proposed by the CPS, is a triumph for savers. However the Government must now act to ensure that the full benefits of the new pensions product can be realised.

How do energy costs affect UK steel?

How do energy costs affect UK steel?

Daniel Mahoney -

The UK’s energy and climate policies have exacerbated the problems faced by the steel industry by burdening it with punitively high electricity prices.

Budget 2016: a get out of jail free card?

Budget 2016: a get out of jail free card?

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox -

The Chancellor has ducked much needed major reforms, but he still has a few get out of jail free cards...

Are the doommongers right about the UK economy?

Are the doommongers right about the UK economy?

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox - Economy

Which is the greater economic risk: an impending recession or missing borrowing forecasts?

A new, simple, revenue neutral tax code

A new, simple, revenue neutral tax code

David Martin - Tax

The complexity of the tax code is increasing rapidly, doubling in length since 2005. The Government must introduce a new, simplified tax code for business.

EC proposals threaten UK ports

EC proposals threaten UK ports

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox -

The European Commission’s proposed Ports Services Regulation poses major risks to UK’s currently competitive ports industry.

Harnessing Entrepreneurship to secure Britain's Borders

Harnessing Entrepreneurship to secure Britain's Borders

Tom Papworth - Law

Despite significant progress under this government in retrieving the legacy of the failed IT projects it inherited, Britain still cannot be confident in the systems that currently secure its borders.

The 2016 Budget: Pensions

The 2016 Budget: Pensions

Michael Johnson -

Leading analyst Michael Johnson summarises four potential scenarios for much needed pensions reform ahead of the March Budget.

Break BT's Monopoly on Broadband Infrastructure

Break BT's Monopoly on Broadband Infrastructure

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox -

UK broadband infrastructure is falling behind international competitors. BT's monopoly should be referred to the Competition & Markets Authority.

The Price of Law

The Price of Law

Jim Diamond - Law

At £1000 per hour, the rates charged by top London corporate law firms are now so high they risk restricting access to justice.

99p petrol will not last forever

99p petrol will not last forever

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox - Energy

The current low price of oil is unsustainable for oil producing nations. The government must act now to ensure shale gas can fill the UK energy gap.

The Abolition of Deposit Insurance

The Abolition of Deposit Insurance

Andreas Wesemann - Economy

Andreas Wesemann argues that the government must stop insuring bank deposits � a practice that has only resulted in an increase in the probability and severity of banking crises.

The Last Act of the Greek Tragedy?

The Last Act of the Greek Tragedy?

Michael Iakovidis, Daniel Mahoney and Tim Knox - Pensions

The Greek Pensions system is close to collapse: there are just 138 people in employment for 100 Greek pensioners – compared with 275 in the UK.

Reform failing Local Government Pensions Scheme NOW

Reform failing Local Government Pensions Scheme NOW

Michael Johnson - Pensions

The failing LGPS (2014) must be overhauled and replaced with a new sustainable, defined contribution scheme: LGPS (2018).

The Local Government Pension Scheme: Crisis Awaits

The Local Government Pension Scheme: Crisis Awaits

Michael Johnson -

Chronically mismanaged, the LGPS ultimately risks running out of cash to meet pensions in payment.