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What's behind the Housing Crisis?

What's behind the Housing Crisis?

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox - Housing

125,000 homes were completed in England for 2014-15, but 320,000 homes are needed annually to relieve housing strains.

The Great Green Hangover

The Great Green Hangover

Tony Lodge - Energy

The Government must act now to cut bills and avoid an energy crisis next year.

No Time for Complacency on UK Economy

No Time for Complacency on UK Economy

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox - Economy

There has been success in the UK in reducing unemployment and public sector share of economy since 2010. But the country's record current account deficit of 5.1% of GDP poses threat to its continuedeconomic recovery.

Portugal's Demographic Crisis

Portugal's Demographic Crisis

William Sternberg -

As Portugal recovers from recession it must overcome a second looming crisis: rapid depopulation.

Tax credit reform should focus on one issue: the marginal rate

Tax credit reform should focus on one issue: the marginal rate

James Pilditch, Rupert Darwall & Tim Knox - Tax

The Chancellor should remove the huge barrier to the low paid being rewarded for taking on more work.

The Facts About Fugitive Methane

The Facts About Fugitive Methane

Richard & Elizabeth Muller - Energy

Methane, the main component of natural gas, has a high greenhouse potential, and opponents of shale gas production argue that even if one or two percent of the gas leaks, the advantage of natural gas over coal would be negated.

An ISA-Centric Savings World

An ISA-Centric Savings World

Michael Johnson - Pensions

Michael Johnson slams the current system of pension tax relief and urges the Government to usher in a new era of ISA-centric savings.

Not out of the woods yet

Not out of the woods yet

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

With the Spending Review looming, the Government should use the opportunity to implement further supply side reforms and deficit reduction measures to ensure that UK economic growth and labour market performance remain strong.

Ending the ratchet: from ever closer union to a two way street

Ending the ratchet: from ever closer union to a two way street

Andrew Tyrie -

Britain should make reforms to EU institutions to end the ‘ratchet’ effort - embodied in the commitment to ever-closer union - central to its renegotiation plans, writes Andrew Tyrie MP.

The Green Revolution We Need and its Anti-Science Opponents

The Green Revolution We Need and its Anti-Science Opponents

Adam Memon & Tim Knox -

Failing to embrace technological progress is endangering the environment, the economy and millions of lives.

Corbynomics: A Path to Penury

Corbynomics: A Path to Penury

Adam Memon - Economy

Corbynomics is based on the false premise that Britain is a free market nirvana. Britain needs much deeper pro-market reforms not a return to nationalisation.

How to Privatise the High Street

How to Privatise the High Street

Dominic Nutt - Economy

The Government should enhance Business Improvement Districts and support locally-lead regeneration of Britain’s streets.

The Enterprise Right to Buy

The Enterprise Right to Buy

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

The Government should extend Right to Buy to commercial tenants. This could increase development and help reduce the deficit.

A First Steps Budget

A First Steps Budget

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

“For spoilers ahead of the Autumn Statement later this year, you could do worse than to look at anything coming out from the Centre for Policy Studies”

The Essential Importance of Improved Productivity

The Essential Importance of Improved Productivity

Adam Memon & Tim Knox -

The Government must take an all-encompassing approach to tackle the UK's productivity problem.