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The Lingering Travails of the Loi du Travail

The Lingering Travails of the Loi du Travail

Nicolas Bouzou, Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox - Social Policy

Stringent labour laws are causing France’s labour market to underperform compared to European competitors – reform is now desperately needed.

The Workplace ISA

The Workplace ISA

Michael Johnson - Pensions

Michael Johnson urges the government to introduce a Workplace ISA to complement the recently announced Lifetime ISA. Auto-enrolment's reach should then be expanded, and both the Lifetime and Workplace ISAs included within its legislative embrace.

Who will fix London's housing crisis?

Who will fix London's housing crisis?

Daniel Mahoney - Politics

Ahead of the London mayoral elections both Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith have pledged to boost housing supply. However, it is likely that building over the next four years will fall far short of the 50,000 new homes needed annually in the Capital.

Dangerous Trends in Modern Legislation... and how to reverse them

Dangerous Trends in Modern Legislation... and how to reverse them

Daniel Greenberg -

The length of new Bills and the number of clauses they include is becoming so great that Parliament is unable to properly scrutinise them.

UK income inequality is falling

UK income inequality is falling

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox -

The final incomes of the poorest households have – despite or because of the tax and benefit reforms – grown faster than the richest.

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.