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Estonia: A Case Study

Estonia: A Case Study

Ryan Bourne - Economy

Ryan Bourne writes of how Estonia provides a clear case-study of a country which has successfully embraced austerity and seen a return to sustainable economic growth.

Some questions on the mansion tax

Some questions on the mansion tax

Tim Knox - Economy

A new briefing note published today by the Centre for Policy Studies highlights many of the inherent flaws in proposals for a Mansion Tax.

The case against CGT

The case against CGT

Howard Flight and Oliver Latham - Economy

CGT is a damaging tax, and the current high top rate is likely to be undermining our economic recovery, reveals a new Centre for Policy Studies Pointmaker The case against CGT by Howard Flight and Oliver Latham.

The Social Cost of Litigation

The Social Cost of Litigation

Frank Furedi and Jennie Bristow -

A report by Professor Furedi and Jennie Bristow highlights the high financial and social cost of today's 'culture of litigation' on health and education services.

Turning the Tide: the UK's improving competitiveness

Turning the Tide: the UK's improving competitiveness

Tim Knox and Ryan Bourne - Economy

On each of the three main international surveys of UK competitiveness, the UK has improved its ranking since 2010. This is after a period of significant decline between 1997 and 2010.

A Distorted Debate: the need for clarity on Debt, Deficit and Coalition Aims

A Distorted Debate: the need for clarity on Debt, Deficit and Coalition Aims

Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox - Economy

The Coalition is unlikely to achieve its aims of eliminating the current structural deficit by the end of this Parliament or stemming the increase in public debt as a proportion of GDP.

Care for the Elderly

Care for the Elderly

John Redwood MP -

John Redwood MP applies his experience as a constituency MP and a former Minister to look at how our care policies could be modernised.

Friedman at 100

Friedman at 100

Richard Epstein, Niall Ferguson, Deepak Lal, John Redwood MP, Milton Friedman - Economy

Richard Epstein, Niall Ferguson, Deepak Lal and John Redwood MP on Milton Friedman.

Unleashing the British Underdog

Unleashing the British Underdog

Dominic Raab MP -

The Conservative vision of fairness should focus on backing the underdog – people who work hard to compete on merit, overcome vested interests and succeed against the odds, writes Dominic Raab MP.

The Financial Services Bill: Competition and Competitiveness

The Financial Services Bill: Competition and Competitiveness

Howard Flight -

Howard Flight calls for two amendments to be made to the Financial Services Bill.

Put the saver first (Full report)

Put the saver first (Full report)

Michael Johnson -

Michael Johnson demonstrates why the financial services industry is widely, and justifiably, distrusted and puts forward recommendations for reform of the pensions industry.

The increasing significance of Target2

The increasing significance of Target2

James Conway and Michael O'Connor -

James Conway and Michael O’Connor explain how Target2 is the mechanism which ensures that there is neither a 'German' Euro nor a 'Greek' Euro but simply a Euro.

Put the saver first - (Abridged)

Put the saver first - (Abridged)

Michael Johnson -

Michael Johnson demonstrates why the financial services industry is distrusted and puts forward recommendations for reform of the pensions industry.

The Quest For Change And Renewal

The Quest For Change And Renewal

Tim Morgan - Politics

Tim Morgan argues that an ideological vision is essential if public support is to be secured for the major reforms needed for economic revival.

The IMF and the Eurozone some observations

The IMF and the Eurozone some observations

Andrew Tyrie MP -

Andrew Tyrie on: Why Greece is probably better off out of the Eurozone, how the IMF is the only organisation who can ensure an orderly withdrawal and how the IMF’s credibility is now on the line.