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Real Finnish Lessons: The true story of an education superpower

Real Finnish Lessons: The true story of an education superpower

Gabriel Heller Sahlgren - Public Services

Gabriel Heller Sahlgren challenges conventional wisdom regarding the reasons for Finland’s remarkable education success.

Is Public Borrowing Justified if for Investment Only?

Is Public Borrowing Justified if for Investment Only?

Nicos Zafiris - Economy

The idea has received renewed interest in the current election campaign and in the context of the ongoing deficit/debt reduction debate. But is it right?

A Tax on Business is a Tax on Jobs

A Tax on Business is a Tax on Jobs

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

The level of business taxation is critical because it directly affects investment, employment and ultimately the prosperity of a nation.

The Red Herring of Departmental Cuts

The Red Herring of Departmental Cuts

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Politics

Conservative plans for departmental spending cuts are only half those implied by the OBR

Central Planning with Market Features: how renewable subsidies destroyed the UK electricity market

Central Planning with Market Features: how renewable subsidies destroyed the UK electricity market

Rupert Darwall - Energy

Rupert Darwall shows that recent energy policy represents the biggest expansion of state power since the nationalisations of the 1940s and 1950s – and is on course to be the most expensive domestic policy disaster in modern British history.

Britain is Taxed Enough Already

Britain is Taxed Enough Already

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Higher taxes are not the solution to the challenges facing the UK economy.

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Auto-protection at 55

Michael Johnson - Economy

Leading pensions expert Michael Johnson urges the Government to implement radical reform in order to avoid an impending crisis.

The Shrinking Case for a Mansion Tax

The Shrinking Case for a Mansion Tax

Lucian Cook - Economy

Any case for a Mansion Tax is now redundant as recent tax reforms have significantly increased the tax burden on higher value properties.

Welfare Dependency and the Size of the State

Welfare Dependency and the Size of the State

Adam Memon - Economy

Under Labour’s plans 750,000 more households could be in welfare dependency by 2020.

Estimating the Employment Effects of Labour’s Corporation Tax Policy

Estimating the Employment Effects of Labour’s Corporation Tax Policy

Adam Memon - Economy

If the Labour Party wins the General Election, it has pledged to increase the main rate of corporation tax. Our model estimates that, other things being equal, a rising corporation tax would lead to a reduction in total employment of 96,400 by 2018/19 compared to the OBR’s estimates of employment under the Government’s plans.

Deteriorating Energy Security: Why MPs Should Save Fracking

Deteriorating Energy Security: Why MPs Should Save Fracking

Adam Memon, Angeliki Terpou and Tim Knox - Energy

An amendment to the Infrastructure Bill introduced today would effectively ban fracking on environmental grounds. If this amendment is passed it would reduce energy security and would be a disgraceful failure duty by MPs who are supposed to defend Britain’s economic well-being.

Voice and Veto

Voice and Veto

Roger Gough and Andrew Tyrie MP - Constitution & Democracy

Roger Gough and Andrew Tyrie MP have put ideology aside to develop a practical plan that both answers the West Lothian Question and buttresses the Union.

Transparency Begins at Home

Transparency Begins at Home

William Norton - Public Services

Many large charities are refusing to admit who funds them. Despite new government regulation urging charities’ to be transparent, the majority of Britain’s largest charities decline to comply.

What Price Localism? A Case Study of the LGPS

What Price Localism? A Case Study of the LGPS

Michael Johnson - Economy

Without structural change, the Local Government Pension Scheme is in terminal decline.

Britain and the EU: A Solution

Britain and the EU: A Solution

Daniel Hannan MEP - Constitution & Democracy

Reforming Britain’s relationship with the EU could boost trade, reveals Dan Hannan MEP.