On Monday 5 November, the Prime Minister joined the Centre for Policy Studies at an event to mark the launch of its major new policy programme, starting with 'Make Work Pay' by Tom Clougherty, CPS Head of Tax.
'Make Work Pay' puts forward major proposals to reshape the tax system around a simple principle: to make work pay. One key proposal creating a universal working income, free of income tax and National Insurance.
Lord Saatchi, CPS Chairman, sets out the thinking behind our major new policy programme ahead of the launch by the Prime Minister, in an article for the Daily Mail.
"The Chancellor recognised that the cost of living is now a tax issue", says Robert Colvile, CPS Director, responding to the Chancellor's Budget.
CPS responds to claims by John McDonnell that Labour's re-nationalisation plans could be done at no cost to the taxpayer. Figures calculated by the CPS show the plans would need upfront borrowing of at least £176bn.
The UK needs an ownership revolution. 'From Rent to Own' proposes that for a single year, the Government should turn the Capital Gains Tax payable by a landlord on sale of a rented home into a rebate shared between landlord and tenant.