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Why the Bank of England with be Wrong Again on Wages

Why the Bank of England with be Wrong Again on Wages

Adam Memon and Tim Knox - Economy

At the beginning of the year the Bank of England expected a return to real wage growth. The Governor of the Bank of England now forecasts that wages will grow in real terms by mid-2015. Is the BoE forecast reasonable?

Introducing Education Savings Plans

Introducing Education Savings Plans

Henry Cobbe and Alexandra Grant - Public Services

Henry Cobbe and Alexandra Grant propose encouraging prospective students to build assets to fund their fees and living costs.

NICs: The End Should Be Nigh

NICs: The End Should Be Nigh

Michael Johnson - Economy

National Insurance Fund exhaustion could occur as soon as next year warns Michael Johnson.

There IS a Cost of Living Crisis

There IS a Cost of Living Crisis

Tim Morgan - Economy

Leading economist Tim Morgan warns against any sense of complacency over Britain’s economic future despite the recent encouraging trends.

The Cost of Labour: Estimating the Employment Effects of Labour’s Tax Policies

The Cost of Labour: Estimating the Employment Effects of Labour’s Tax Policies

Adam Memon - Economy

Head of Economic Research, Adam Memon, estimates the potential cost to the UK economy of Labour’s tax policy proposals, if elected in the upcoming general election.

The £13.8 Billion Hole in the Scottish Budget

The £13.8 Billion Hole in the Scottish Budget

Tim Morgan - Economy

Leading economist Tim Morgan identifies three major risks in the event that the Scots vote “yes” to independence.

Introducing the Lifetime ISA

Introducing the Lifetime ISA

Michael Johnson - Economy

Michael Johnson suggests the Chancellor’s new ISAs do not go far enough to kick-start a savings culture.

Britain Must Act on Water Security

Britain Must Act on Water Security

Adam Memon, Tim Knox and Angeliki Terpou -

Britain’s water resources are facing increasing pressures from rising demand.

Abolishing the innovation poll tax

Abolishing the innovation poll tax

Adam Memon - Economy

Adam Memon calls for supply-side reforms to the patent process which will reduce the barriers to innovation.

Falling Dependency But Still Too High

Falling Dependency But Still Too High

Adam Memon and Tim Knox - Economy

The latest ONS data release on the effects of taxes and benefits on household income show that 52% of households are receiving more in benefits than they pay in taxes.

The Road from Serfdom

The Road from Serfdom

Lord Saatchi - Economy

Lord Saatchi, originator of proposals for a £10,000 income tax threshold, puts forward a new Policy, designed to have similar impact to 'Right to Buy'.

Britain's Deteriorating Energy Security and Why We Must Frack

Britain's Deteriorating Energy Security and Why We Must Frack

Adam Memon, Tim Knox and Angeliki Terpou - Energy

In 2013, the UK’s total energy production fell by 6.5% from 2012 mainly due to falls in the production of oil, coal and natural gas.

Why the 11th of June Will Be a Difficult Day for the Coalition

Why the 11th of June Will Be a Difficult Day for the Coalition

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Whilst this week’s labour market figures contained good news for employment, there are clear signs that the data to be released on the 11th June could be disappointing.

SuperEntrepreneurs – and how your country can get them

SuperEntrepreneurs – and how your country can get them

Timo & Nima Sanandaji - Economy

The backgrounds of 1,000 self-made men and women who have earned at least $1 billion dollars are examined by Tino and Nima Sanandaji.