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Adrenalin Now

Adrenalin Now

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In a CPS Pointmaker, Ryan Bourne explains why George Osborne needs to cut taxes if the economy is to grow, and outlines how the Chancellor can afford it.

After the Age of Abundance

After the Age of Abundance

Andrew Tyrie MP - Economy

The Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee critiques the Government’s approach to growth

Guilty Men

Guilty Men

Peter Oborne & Frances Weaver - Economy

The Chief Political Commentator of the Telegraph reviews the debate surround the UK's proposed Euro entry.

The £100 billion negotiation

The £100 billion negotiation

Michael Johnson - Economy

CPS research fellow and pensions expert Michael Johnson explains why the Government must win its battle with the public sector unions over pension reform

No To Underwriting: How the Coalition can avoid being ripped off

No To Underwriting: How the Coalition can avoid being ripped off

John Chown - Economy

In this report, John Chown, co-founder of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, outlines a number of measures the government can take to ensure that profits from bank sales are not creamed off by underwriters.

FACTSHEET 10: Marginal tax rates - high and need cutting

FACTSHEET 10: Marginal tax rates - high and need cutting

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In this factsheet, CPS economics researcher Ryan Bourne examines how the marginal effective tax rates faced by individuals are much higher than those suggested by income tax rates alone.

Look Back From the Future: A radical path to growth and prosperity in the 21st century

Look Back From the Future: A radical path to growth and prosperity in the 21st century

Norman Blackwell - Economy

In this new report, former chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies Lord Blackwell of Woodcote discusses the preconditions for the future prosperity of the United Kingdom and the reforms needed to compete against the global strategic challenges facing the British economy.

FACTSHEET 9: Ronald Reagan's killer question

FACTSHEET 9: Ronald Reagan's killer question

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In this factsheet, CPS research economist Ryan Bourne examines how much better off households are following the last term of New Labour. He finds that average gross household income has increased by just £1 in the four years to 2010.

FACTSHEET 8: Three for one

FACTSHEET 8: Three for one

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In this factsheet, CPS research economist Ryan Bourne examines the scale of job losses in the public sector and the likelihood that private sector employment will outstrip any losses – concluding that the rebalancing away from the public sector is well on course.

FACTSHEET 7: How to reverse the UK's declining competitiveness

FACTSHEET 7: How to reverse the UK's declining competitiveness

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In this factsheet, our Economics Researcher and Intern analyse the fall of the UK in three global competitiveness indices since 1997.

FACTSHEET 6: From spot-on to inaccurate - the recent history of MPC inflation forecasts

FACTSHEET 6: From spot-on to inaccurate - the recent history of MPC inflation forecasts

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In this factsheet, our Economics Researcher Ryan Bourne shows how Bank of England inflation forecasts have become progressively less accurate over the past nine years.

FACTSHEET 5: Through rose tinted glasses: the recent history of treasury forecasts

FACTSHEET 5: Through rose tinted glasses: the recent history of treasury forecasts

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In this factsheet, our Economics Researcher Ryan Bourne shows that Treasury forecasts of GDP growth have consistently been far too optimistic.

FACTSHEET 4: Government Revenues

FACTSHEET 4: Government Revenues

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In this factsheet, our Economics Researcher Ryan Bourne analyses government revenue and budget data.

FACTSHEET 3: Government Spending

FACTSHEET 3: Government Spending

Ryan Bourne - Economy

In this factsheet, our Economics Researcher Ryan Bourne analyses the Comprehensive Spending Review data to highlight that overall government spending will continue to increase through this Parliament.

Give Us Our Fair Shares

Give Us Our Fair Shares

James Conway, Toby Fenwick and Michael O’Connor - Economy

In this Pointmaker, the authors propose distributing the shares that the government bought in RBS and Lloyds to all taxpayers.