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Leading analyst Michael Johnson summarises four potential scenarios for much needed pensions reform ahead of the March Budget.
UK broadband infrastructure is falling behind international competitors. BT's monopoly should be referred to the Competition & Markets Authority.
At Â£1000 per hour, the rates charged by top London corporate law firms are now so high they risk restricting access to justice.
The current low price of oil is unsustainable for oil producing nations. The government must act now to ensure shale gas can fill the UK energy gap.
Andreas Wesemann argues that the government must stop insuring bank deposits ï¿½ a practice that has only resulted in an increase in the probability and severity of banking crises.
The Greek Pensions system is close to collapse: there are just 138 people in employment for 100 Greek pensioners – compared with 275 in the UK.
The failing LGPS (2014) must be overhauled and replaced with a new sustainable, defined contribution scheme: LGPS (2018).
Chronically mismanaged, the LGPS ultimately risks running out of cash to meet pensions in payment.
Over the last month the electoral interests of public figures have led to dither and delay on vital policy issues.
The Autumn Statement rightly emphasised house-building. however the Chancellor set aside deficit reduction in favour of extra spending and a renewed commitment to ring-fencing.
125,000 homes were completed in England for 2014-15, but 320,000 homes are needed annually to relieve housing strains.
The Government must act now to cut bills and avoid an energy crisis next year.
There has been success in the UK in reducing unemployment and public sector share of economy since 2010. But the country's record current account deficit of 5.1% of GDP poses threat to its continuedeconomic recovery.
As Portugal recovers from recession it must overcome a second looming crisis: rapid depopulation.
The Chancellor should remove the huge barrier to the low paid being rewarded for taking on more work.