The New Year brings the traditional grumbling about the cost of train fares - especially since punctuality has fallen to its lowest level since 2005. Yet new CPS analysis suggests that Britain's rail network is in better shape than many people realise.Read More
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.
Methane, the main component of natural gas, has a high greenhouse potential, and opponents of shale gas production argue that even if one or two percent of the gas leaks, the advantage of natural gas over coal would be negated.
Michael Johnson slams the current system of pension tax relief and urges the Government to usher in a new era of ISA-centric savings.
With the Spending Review looming, the Government should use the opportunity to implement further supply side reforms and deficit reduction measures to ensure that UK economic growth and labour market performance remain strong.
Britain should make reforms to EU institutions to end the ‘ratchet’ effort - embodied in the commitment to ever-closer union - central to its renegotiation plans, writes Andrew Tyrie MP.
Failing to embrace technological progress is endangering the environment, the economy and millions of lives.