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
Agricultural policy has huge potential for Britain, both in the negotiations before Brexit and benefits afterward.
UK rail passengers are suffering from militant Trade Union action and poor performance by Network Rail. In response, the Government should publicly support competition on UK rail.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to be congratulated on its recent interim Asset Management Market Study. Its robust, independent and damning evidence skewers any justification that active fund management of listed assets is worth the candle. The consequences for the asset management industry are potentially devastating, but radical surgery is long overdue.
Daniel Mahoney and Tim Knox provide a detailed examination of the UK final Autumn Statement.
Often justified in terms of being “affordable” in a world where the current cost of government borrowing is extraordinarily low, advocating high levels of infrastructure spending is firmly in fashion.
Brexit provides a new trade opportunity for Britain: the creation of Free Ports, writes Rishi Sunak MP.
The State Pension is facing fiscal calamity. Total spending on it has increased by 25% since 2010-11. Michael Johnson urges the Government to take action.
Labour’s plans on infrastructure, welfare, employment legislation, tuition fees and shale gas could cost every household nearly £17,500 in just one parliamentary term.
New proposals to address tax avoidance by multi-national corporations could, unintentionally, delay or cancel much-needed UK infrastructure and real estate development.
Earlier this month a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances caused electricity prices to rise to record highs with National Grid close issuing an emergency ‘Notice of Insufficient Margin’ to call on extra power.
The recent publication of the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill confirmed that the Government intends to press ahead with the Lifetime ISA, to be launched in April 2017. This is welcomed.
The UK's strengths will mean that London continues to be Europe's leading financial services centre.
On 1 September the BBC TV licence fee will be extended to the iPlayer. The licence fee is however bad for the BBC and bad for customers and it should be abolished.