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NICs: The End Should Be Nigh

NICs: The End Should Be Nigh

Michael Johnson - Economy

National Insurance Fund exhaustion could occur as soon as next year warns Michael Johnson.

There IS a Cost of Living Crisis

There IS a Cost of Living Crisis

Tim Morgan - Economy

Leading economist Tim Morgan warns against any sense of complacency over Britain’s economic future despite the recent encouraging trends.

The Cost of Labour: Estimating the Employment Effects of Labour’s Tax Policies

The Cost of Labour: Estimating the Employment Effects of Labour’s Tax Policies

Adam Memon - Economy

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.

The £13.8 Billion Hole in the Scottish Budget

The £13.8 Billion Hole in the Scottish Budget

Tim Morgan - Economy

Leading economist Tim Morgan identifies three major risks in the event that the Scots vote “yes” to independence.

Introducing the Lifetime ISA

Introducing the Lifetime ISA

Michael Johnson - Economy

Michael Johnson suggests the Chancellor’s new ISAs do not go far enough to kick-start a savings culture.

Abolishing the innovation poll tax

Abolishing the innovation poll tax

Adam Memon - Economy

Adam Memon calls for supply-side reforms to the patent process which will reduce the barriers to innovation.

Falling Dependency But Still Too High

Falling Dependency But Still Too High

Adam Memon and Tim Knox - Economy

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.

The Road from Serfdom

The Road from Serfdom

Lord Saatchi - Economy

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'.

Why the 11th of June Will Be a Difficult Day for the Coalition

Why the 11th of June Will Be a Difficult Day for the Coalition

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

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.

SuperEntrepreneurs – and how your country can get them

SuperEntrepreneurs – and how your country can get them

Timo & Nima Sanandaji - Economy

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 Savings Incentives

Retirement Savings Incentives

Michael Johnson - Economy

Retirement saving incentives are an ineffective, and inequitable, use of Treasury funds. They have failed to catalyse a broad-based savings culture.

Productivity is Still the Key Weakness

Productivity is Still the Key Weakness

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Permanently weaker productivity is not inevitable – the Government can still take more action to boost productivity through reforms alongside refreshed competition and infrastructure policies.

A Norma Desmond Budget

A Norma Desmond Budget

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

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..

Not Paved With Gold

Not Paved With Gold

Brian Sturgess - Economy

The widely held assumption that high government expenditure can have a positive impact on GDP growth is challenged by Brian Sturgess.

The Tidal Wave of Regulation

The Tidal Wave of Regulation

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Unless tougher action is taken, the overall cost of regulation to British businesses at the end of this Parliament will be higher than at the beginning.