NHS pay is opaque, outmoded, and rising nearly three times as fast as claimed. Reform is needed to address gaps in care between rich and poor areas and incentivise staff performance, says new CPS report.Read More
National Insurance Fund exhaustion could occur as soon as next year warns Michael Johnson.
Leading economist Tim Morgan warns against any sense of complacency over Britain’s economic future despite the recent encouraging trends.
Head of Economic Research, Adam Memon, estimates the potential cost to the UK economy of Labour’s tax policy proposals, if elected in the upcoming general election.
Leading economist Tim Morgan identifies three major risks in the event that the Scots vote “yes” to independence.
Michael Johnson suggests the Chancellor’s new ISAs do not go far enough to kick-start a savings culture.
Adam Memon calls for supply-side reforms to the patent process which will reduce the barriers to innovation.
The latest ONS data release on the effects of taxes and benefits on household income show that 52% of households are receiving more in benefits than they pay in taxes.
Lord Saatchi, originator of proposals for a £10,000 income tax threshold, puts forward a new Policy, designed to have similar impact to 'Right to Buy'.
Whilst this week’s labour market figures contained good news for employment, there are clear signs that the data to be released on the 11th June could be disappointing.
The backgrounds of 1,000 self-made men and women who have earned at least $1 billion dollars are examined by Tino and Nima Sanandaji.
Retirement saving incentives are an ineffective, and inequitable, use of Treasury funds. They have failed to catalyse a broad-based savings culture.
Permanently weaker productivity is not inevitable – the Government can still take more action to boost productivity through reforms alongside refreshed competition and infrastructure policies.
Norma Desmond’s retort in Sunset Boulevard (“You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big”. Norma Desmond: “I am big. It's the pictures that got small”) might also apply to recent budgets..
The widely held assumption that high government expenditure can have a positive impact on GDP growth is challenged by Brian Sturgess.