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Double up on Heathrow

Double up on Heathrow

Jock Lowe and Mark Bostock - Economy

A simple privately funded, affordable and achievable solution.

The Tobin Tax rears its ugly head, again

The Tobin Tax rears its ugly head, again

John Chown - Economy

John Chown shows how, despite the fact that the original proposals for an EU-wide FTT were successfully vetoed by the British Prime Minister in 2011, similar proposals are now being implemented by the European Commission in eleven Member States under a process known as the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure.

Take the Long View

Take the Long View

Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox - Economy

The Coalition has replaced its original deficit reduction plan with a “protection of government spending plans plan”, write Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox.

Masking the Symptoms

Masking the Symptoms

Ewen Stewart - Economy

Ewen Stewart, a leading bond and equity analyst, investigates whether current UK monetary and fiscal policies are sustainable in in Masking the Symptoms: why QE and huge deficits are not the cure.

Capitalism for the Little Guy

Capitalism for the Little Guy

Dominic Raab MP - Economy

Dominic Raab MP sets out ten ways in which more competition can widen consumer choice and reduce costs in five key sectors: energy, water, retail banking, schools and health

A Toxic Tangle

A Toxic Tangle

Michael Johnson - Economy

Leading pensions analyst Michael Johnson explains why the future cost of public service pensions could be as much as £41 billion a year.

Autumn Statement 2012 Briefing Note: Paint the Big Picture, George

Autumn Statement 2012 Briefing Note: Paint the Big Picture, George

Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox - Economy

In an Autumn Statement briefing note, Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox provide some advice for the Chancellor with 16 Recommendations.

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

Michael Johnson - Economy

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

Estonia: A Case Study

Estonia: A Case Study

Ryan Bourne - Economy

Ryan Bourne writes of how Estonia provides a clear case-study of a country which has successfully embraced austerity and seen a return to sustainable economic growth.

Some questions on the mansion tax

Some questions on the mansion tax

Tim Knox - Economy

A new briefing note published today by the Centre for Policy Studies highlights many of the inherent flaws in proposals for a Mansion Tax.

The case against CGT

The case against CGT

Howard Flight and Oliver Latham - Economy

CGT is a damaging tax, and the current high top rate is likely to be undermining our economic recovery, reveals a new Centre for Policy Studies Pointmaker The case against CGT by Howard Flight and Oliver Latham.

Turning the Tide: the UK's improving competitiveness

Turning the Tide: the UK's improving competitiveness

Tim Knox and Ryan Bourne - Economy

On each of the three main international surveys of UK competitiveness, the UK has improved its ranking since 2010. This is after a period of significant decline between 1997 and 2010.

A Distorted Debate: the need for clarity on Debt, Deficit and Coalition Aims

A Distorted Debate: the need for clarity on Debt, Deficit and Coalition Aims

Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox - Economy

The Coalition is unlikely to achieve its aims of eliminating the current structural deficit by the end of this Parliament or stemming the increase in public debt as a proportion of GDP.

Friedman at 100

Friedman at 100

Richard Epstein, Niall Ferguson, Deepak Lal, John Redwood MP, Milton Friedman - Economy

Richard Epstein, Niall Ferguson, Deepak Lal and John Redwood MP on Milton Friedman.

Small is Best

Small is Best

Ryan Bourne and Thomas Oechsle - Economy

A statistical paper outlining the case that economies with small governments tend to grow faster than those with big governments.