The Government is currently considering whether or not to reduce stamp duty in the coming months ahead of any election. This new report by Alex Morton argues that stamp duty on homes is a tax on mobility and aspiration, and calls for drastic cuts.Read More
The level of business taxation is critical because it directly affects investment, employment and ultimately the prosperity of a nation.
Conservative plans for departmental spending cuts are only half those implied by the OBR
Rupert Darwall shows that recent energy policy represents the biggest expansion of state power since the nationalisations of the 1940s and 1950s – and is on course to be the most expensive domestic policy disaster in modern British history.
Higher taxes are not the solution to the challenges facing the UK economy.
Leading pensions expert Michael Johnson urges the Government to implement radical reform in order to avoid an impending crisis.
Any case for a Mansion Tax is now redundant as recent tax reforms have significantly increased the tax burden on higher value properties.
Under Labour’s plans 750,000 more households could be in welfare dependency by 2020.
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.
An amendment to the Infrastructure Bill introduced today would effectively ban fracking on environmental grounds. If this amendment is passed it would reduce energy security and would be a disgraceful failure duty by MPs who are supposed to defend Britain’s economic well-being.
Roger Gough and Andrew Tyrie MP have put ideology aside to develop a practical plan that both answers the West Lothian Question and buttresses the Union.
Many large charities are refusing to admit who funds them. Despite new government regulation urging charities’ to be transparent, the majority of Britain’s largest charities decline to comply.
Without structural change, the Local Government Pension Scheme is in terminal decline.
Reforming Britain’s relationship with the EU could boost trade, reveals Dan Hannan MEP.