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The Tobin Tax rears its ugly head, again

The Tobin Tax rears its ugly head, again

John Chown - Economy

John Chown shows how, despite the fact that the original proposals for an EU-wide FTT were successfully vetoed by the British Prime Minister in 2011, similar proposals are now being implemented by the European Commission in eleven Member States under a process known as the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure.

The 2013 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture

The 2013 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture

Michael Gove MP - Politics

Michael Gove MP delivered the 2014 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture.

Simplified Planning: the need for sunset clauses

Simplified Planning: the need for sunset clauses

Keith Boyfield and Inna Ali - Politics

Keith Boyfield and Inna Ali on why the planning system needs to be made simpler.

Still Neither Just Nor Secure

Still Neither Just Nor Secure

Andrew Tyrie - Constitution & Democracy

Andrew Tyrie MP and Anthony Peto QC on why the “Secret Courts” Bill still needs to be improved.

Rail's Second Chance

Rail's Second Chance

Tony Lodge - Public Services

New evidence proves that competition on the passenger rail network benefits passengers and taxpayers; now is the time to deliver true competition, writes Tony Lodge.

Take the Long View

Take the Long View

Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox - Economy

The Coalition has replaced its original deficit reduction plan with a “protection of government spending plans plan”, write Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox.

Masking the Symptoms

Masking the Symptoms

Ewen Stewart - Economy

Ewen Stewart, a leading bond and equity analyst, investigates whether current UK monetary and fiscal policies are sustainable in in Masking the Symptoms: why QE and huge deficits are not the cure.

Capitalism for the Little Guy

Capitalism for the Little Guy

Dominic Raab MP - Economy

Dominic Raab MP sets out ten ways in which more competition can widen consumer choice and reduce costs in five key sectors: energy, water, retail banking, schools and health

A Toxic Tangle

A Toxic Tangle

Michael Johnson - Economy

Leading pensions analyst Michael Johnson explains why the future cost of public service pensions could be as much as £41 billion a year.

Neither just nor secure

Neither just nor secure

Neither Just nor Secure - Constitution & Democracy

The Justice and Security Bill, in its current form, would damage Britain’s system of open justice and tarnish Britain’s reputation, at home and abroad writes Andrew Tyrie MP and Anthony Peto QC.

Some Reflections on Freedom

Some Reflections on Freedom

Sir Martin Jacomb - Constitution & Democracy

A society, in our case a nation state, needs to provide its people with certain basics. These include security, food and shelter of course. But a civilised society such as our own, should also provide freedom for its people. All this is obvious.

Autumn Statement 2012 Briefing Note: Paint the Big Picture, George

Autumn Statement 2012 Briefing Note: Paint the Big Picture, George

Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox - Economy

In an Autumn Statement briefing note, Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox provide some advice for the Chancellor with 16 Recommendations.

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

Michael Johnson - Economy

Costly and Ineffective: Why Pension Tax Reliefs Should be Reformed

The approaching cashflow crunch

The approaching cashflow crunch

Michael Johnson -

As the Public Bill Committee starts scrutiny of the Public Service Pensions Bill on Tuesday 6 November, leading pensions analyst Michael Johnson reveals that the cashflow shortfall between public sector contributions and pensions in payment are rising to unsustainable levels.

Margaret Thatcher Lecture 2012

Margaret Thatcher Lecture 2012

Charles Moore - Foreign Policy

Margaret Thatcher Lecture 2012