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Abolishing the innovation poll tax

Abolishing the innovation poll tax

Adam Memon - Economy

Adam Memon calls for supply-side reforms to the patent process which will reduce the barriers to innovation.

Falling Dependency But Still Too High

Falling Dependency But Still Too High

Adam Memon and Tim Knox - Economy

The latest ONS data release on the effects of taxes and benefits on household income show that 52% of households are receiving more in benefits than they pay in taxes.

The Road from Serfdom

The Road from Serfdom

Lord Saatchi - Economy

Lord Saatchi, originator of proposals for a £10,000 income tax threshold, puts forward a new Policy, designed to have similar impact to 'Right to Buy'.

Britain's Deteriorating Energy Security and Why We Must Frack

Britain's Deteriorating Energy Security and Why We Must Frack

Adam Memon, Tim Knox and Angeliki Terpou - Energy

In 2013, the UK’s total energy production fell by 6.5% from 2012 mainly due to falls in the production of oil, coal and natural gas.

Why the 11th of June Will Be a Difficult Day for the Coalition

Why the 11th of June Will Be a Difficult Day for the Coalition

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Whilst this week’s labour market figures contained good news for employment, there are clear signs that the data to be released on the 11th June could be disappointing.

SuperEntrepreneurs – and how your country can get them

SuperEntrepreneurs – and how your country can get them

Timo & Nima Sanandaji - Economy

The backgrounds of 1,000 self-made men and women who have earned at least $1 billion dollars are examined by Tino and Nima Sanandaji.

Retirement Savings Incentives

Retirement Savings Incentives

Michael Johnson - Economy

Retirement saving incentives are an ineffective, and inequitable, use of Treasury funds. They have failed to catalyse a broad-based savings culture.

Productivity is Still the Key Weakness

Productivity is Still the Key Weakness

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Permanently weaker productivity is not inevitable – the Government can still take more action to boost productivity through reforms alongside refreshed competition and infrastructure policies.

Deploying the Saudi Oil Weapon Against Russia

Deploying the Saudi Oil Weapon Against Russia

Neil Barnett - Foreign Policy

The West should target a crucial vulnerability of Russia: its general economic weakness and its heavy dependency on oil revenue, writes Neil Barnett

A Norma Desmond Budget

A Norma Desmond Budget

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Norma Desmond’s retort in Sunset Boulevard (“You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big”. Norma Desmond: “I am big. It's the pictures that got small”) might also apply to recent budgets..

Not Paved With Gold

Not Paved With Gold

Brian Sturgess - Economy

The widely held assumption that high government expenditure can have a positive impact on GDP growth is challenged by Brian Sturgess.

The Tidal Wave of Regulation

The Tidal Wave of Regulation

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Unless tougher action is taken, the overall cost of regulation to British businesses at the end of this Parliament will be higher than at the beginning.

Productivity's Lost Decade – and How to Avoid Another

Productivity's Lost Decade – and How to Avoid Another

Adam Memon & Tim Knox -

Without improvements to productivity, economic growth will slow also. Stronger productivity is the key to higher living standards because wages will not rise in the long term without any underlying improvements in the production process.

We Cannot Afford an Anti-Business Agenda

We Cannot Afford an Anti-Business Agenda

Adam Memon & Tim Knox -

In order to return to more robust UK productivity growth, we need a series of supply side reforms to boost competition, encourage investment and reskill our workforce.