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  • We should celebrate the re-defining of prisons

    We should celebrate the re-defining of prisons

    Emma Revell | | Prisons & Addiction
    Yesterday Justice Secretary Liz Truss put forward the Prisons and Courts Bill which the government’s website described as “paving the way for the biggest overhaul of prisons in a generation”. The bill includes policies to end the practice of abuse victims being questioned by their attackers in court, creates 2,000 ...
  • Fear based economic forecasts will hopefully be a thing of the past

    Fear based economic forecasts will hopefully be a thing of the past

    Daniel Mahoney | | Fiscal Policy
    It is now widely understood that the Treasury’s forecasts for economic growth projections relating to Brexit were very wide of the mark. The Treasury’s analysis “the immediate economic impact of leaving the EU” predicted, with near certainty, that the UK would experience a technical recession in the immediate aftermath of ...
  • A lesson from history for Bill Gates

    A lesson from history for Bill Gates

    Llew Cross | | Tax
    Bill Gates would like all consumers to pay extra for products produced by robots that replace humans in the form of a tax on robots. Seems reasonable? Don’t be fooled. By levying a tax on robots of manufacturing, the cost of this tax will be passed onto the consumer through ...
  • Has BT got too big for its boots?

    Has BT got too big for its boots?

    Daniel Mahoney | | Economy
    This article was initially published on CapXThis is a vitally important year for the UK’s mobile phone industry. Ofcom will be auctioning off a new allocation of spectrum that will be used by mobile phone companies to offer additional internet services to customers. The first auction will supplement the current ability of ...
  • Autonomous vehicles – the quicker they arrive on our roads, the better

    Autonomous vehicles – the quicker they arrive on our roads, the better

    Llew Cross | |
    What would a world with autonomous vehicles look like?First and most importantly of all, the death toll on our roads will plummet. Why? Around 90% of accidents are caused by human error. Already new crash avoidance systems are saving lives. Autonomous vehicles remove the unpredictability of human drivers and they ...
  • Inadequate baseload power is an issue for the UK's energy system

    Inadequate baseload power is an issue for the UK's energy system

    Daniel Mahoney | |
    Earlier this week, a former boss of National Grid claimed that the UK has enough energy capacity to meet demand. This pronouncement comes despite National Grid’s latest Winter Outlook suggesting the UK’s electricity margins are very narrow.Even if the UK is not set for blackouts, there are still some troubling developments in the ...