A Convergence of Interests
Britain must build more houses. Last year, only 136,000 homes were completed in England. But 250,000 new homes a year are required if the Government is to meet its targets of 1 million new homes by 2020.
Michael Johnson - 19 May 2016
The UK pensions and savings arena must be simplified in order to secure Britainâ€™s long term savings future. We could gravitate to a purely TEE framework, which would require the accommodation of todayâ€™s EET-based defined benefit (DB) schemes.
John Chown - 09 May 2016
John Chown explains how the Government can fairly and efficiently sell the remaining bank shares â€“ without losing millions of pounds in the process.
Michael Johnson - 22 April 2016
Michael Johnson urges the government to introduce a Workplace ISA to complement the recently announced Lifetime ISA. Auto-enrolmentâ€™s reach should then be expanded, and both the Lifetime and Workplace ISAs included within its legislative embrace.
Daniel Mahoney - 15 April 2016
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.
Daniel Greenberg - 08 April 2016
In a new report Dangerous Trends in Modern Legislation: and how to reverse them, published by the Centre for Policy Studies on Friday 8 April, lawyer Daniel Greenberg warns that the length of new Bills and the number of clauses they include is becoming so great that Parliament is unable to properly scrutinise them.
Michael Johnson - 02 April 2016
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.
David Martin - 07 March 2016
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.
Tom Papworth - 23 February 2016
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.
Michael Johnson - 18 February 2016
Leading analyst Michael Johnson summarises four potential scenarios for much needed pensions reform ahead of the March Budget.
Jim Diamond - 05 February 2016
At ÂŁ1000 per hour, the rates charged by top London corporate law firms are now so high they risk restricting access to justice.
Andreas Wesemann - 15 January 2016
Andreas Wesemann argues that the government must stop insuring bank deposits ďż˝ a practice that has only resulted in an increase in the probability and severity of banking crises.
Michael Johnson - 10 January 2016
The failing LGPS (2014) must be overhauled and replaced with a new sustainable, defined contribution scheme: LGPS (2018).
Michael Johnson - 18 December 2015
Chronically mismanaged, the LGPS ultimately risks running out of cash to meet pensions in payment.
Tony Lodge - 18 November 2015
The Government must act now to cut bills and avoid an energy crisis next year.
Richard & Elizabeth Muller - 26 October 2015
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.