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A Tax on Business is a Tax on Jobs

A Tax on Business is a Tax on Jobs

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

The level of business taxation is critical because it directly affects investment, employment and ultimately the prosperity of a nation.

Britain is Taxed Enough Already

Britain is Taxed Enough Already

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Higher taxes are not the solution to the challenges facing the UK economy.

Auto-protection at 55

Auto-protection at 55

Michael Johnson - Economy

Leading pensions expert Michael Johnson urges the Government to implement radical reform in order to avoid an impending crisis.

The Shrinking Case for a Mansion Tax

The Shrinking Case for a Mansion Tax

Lucian Cook - Economy

Any case for a Mansion Tax is now redundant as recent tax reforms have significantly increased the tax burden on higher value properties.

Welfare Dependency and the Size of the State

Welfare Dependency and the Size of the State

Adam Memon - Economy

Under Labour’s plans 750,000 more households could be in welfare dependency by 2020.

Estimating the Employment Effects of Labour’s Corporation Tax Policy

Estimating the Employment Effects of Labour’s Corporation Tax Policy

Adam Memon - Economy

If the Labour Party wins the General Election, it has pledged to increase the main rate of corporation tax. Our model estimates that, other things being equal, a rising corporation tax would lead to a reduction in total employment of 96,400 by 2018/19 compared to the OBR’s estimates of employment under the Government’s plans.

What Price Localism? A Case Study of the LGPS

What Price Localism? A Case Study of the LGPS

Michael Johnson - Economy

Without structural change, the Local Government Pension Scheme is in terminal decline.

The Autumn Statement: What lies Beneath?

The Autumn Statement: What lies Beneath?

Adam Memon and Tim Knox - Economy

Colossal? Maybe. Essential? Yes.

Jam Tomorrow

Jam Tomorrow

Adam Memon and Tim Knox - Economy

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement speech today outlined a number of welcome changes as well as a lot of tinkering.

11 things the CPS wants to see in the Autumn Statement

11 things the CPS wants to see in the Autumn Statement

Adam Memon and Tim Knox - Economy

The Chancellor should take the opportunity in his Autumn Statement speech on Wednesday to outline a series of proposals which are all cost neutral (at worst), which will boost underlying growth and which will continue to reform public services

Mind the Skills Gap

Mind the Skills Gap

Adam Memon - Economy

Britain must boost its skills if wages are to increase – says Adam Memon, Head of Economic Research at the Centre for Policy Studies.

The Airbnb Economy: A Battle Britain Must Win

The Airbnb Economy: A Battle Britain Must Win

Adam Memon, Jan Zeber and Tim Knox - Economy

Britain can be a global hub for peer to peer markets.

Pink Planning – diluting the red tape

Pink Planning – diluting the red tape

Keith Boyfield and Daniel Greenberg - Economy

Leading economist Keith Boyfield, together with top public lawyer Daniel Greenberg, propose a simple solution to Britain’s planning problem.

Ed Miliband must get serious about labour market reform

Ed Miliband must get serious about labour market reform

Glyn Gaskarth - Economy

If Britain’s employment success is to continue, politicians of all stripes must learn from Germany’s successful labour market reforms.

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?