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  • Spare Room Subsidy Reform has Improved Social Housing Allocation

    Spare Room Subsidy Reform has Improved Social Housing Allocation

    Daniel Mahoney | | Welfare Policy
    Last month, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Government’s spare room subsidy – introduced in 2013 – is discriminatory against domestic violence victims and families with disabled children needing overnight care. This case will now be considered by the Supreme Court, which is expected to deliver a judgement this ...
  • Break BT's Monopoly on Broadband Infrastructure

    Break BT's Monopoly on Broadband Infrastructure

    Daniel Mahoney | | Infrastructure
    This article is taken from the CPS Economic Bulletin. To receive the bulletin to your inbox before it is published online, subscribe here. In 2014 Ofcom set up a Digital Communications Review, which will examine – among other issues – the role of BT Openreach in the provision of broadband in the UK. ...
  • Hinkley Point Debacle is Just Latest Example of Failed Government Intervention in Energy Market

    Hinkley Point Debacle is Just Latest Example of Failed Government Intervention in Energy Market

    Daniel Mahoney | | Energy
    After months of delay, it appears that EDF will not make a final investment decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant later this week. If an investment decision does eventually get the go ahead, evidence suggests that this deal would be terrible value for money for consumers.Peter Atherton – ...
  • My Myanmar Days

    My Myanmar Days

    Jenny Nicholson | | Culture
    Deputy Director, Jenny Nicholson, reports on a recent trip to Myanmar.Will Aung San Suu Kyi become President? That is the question on everyone’s mind. Aung San Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency as she has foreign children. Negotiations are taking place with the Chief of Staff for the change ...
  • Learning the facts about maths

    Learning the facts about maths

    Tom Burkard | | Education
    Early in 2005 Nick Gibb asked to see me after reading my CPS publications advocating synthetic phonics. At the time he was serving on the Commons Education Committee, and he understood that our primary schools were sending vast numbers of pupils to secondary school with literacy skills that would be ...
  • Why Australia Should Shift its Burden of Taxation

    Why Australia Should Shift its Burden of Taxation

    Cathal Leslie | | Tax
    Across the world governments are decreasing tax on capital income and increasing tax on consumption. In the OECD, the average rate of Value Added taxes rose from 16.7% to 19.2% between 1990 and 2015, while the average OECD company tax rate dropped from 38.7% to 25.0% over the same period. ...
  • We must keep the Tax Avoidance Scandal in Perspective

    We must keep the Tax Avoidance Scandal in Perspective

    Daniel Mahoney | | Tax
    Google’s tax arrangements have rightly caused concern amongst the British public. Some digital companies have been taking advantage of an international tax system – set up in 1928 at the League of Nations – which has been reliant on the idea that companies are taxed where profits are created, not ...