‘Think Small’ is a new report which looks to make life a lot easier for small companies. It is authored by Nick King, Head of Business at the Centre for Policy Studies. The report calls for the Government to adopt an emblematic policy to champion small and family businesses: the Simple Consolidated Tax.Read More
John Chown explains how the Government can fairly and efficiently sell the remaining bank shares without losing millions of pounds in the process.
Stringent labour laws are causing Franceâ€™s labour market to underperform compared to European competitors â€“ reform is now desperately needed.
Michael Johnson urges the government to introduce a Workplace ISA to complement the recently announced Lifetime ISA. Auto-enrolment's reach should then be expanded, and both the Lifetime and Workplace ISAs included within its legislative embrace.
Ahead of the London mayoral elections both Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith have pledged to boost housing supply. However, it is likely that building over the next four years will fall far short of the 50,000 new homes needed annually in the Capital.
The length of new Bills and the number of clauses they include is becoming so great that Parliament is unable to properly scrutinise them.
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The Chancellor has ducked much needed major reforms, but he still has a few get out of jail free cards...
Which is the greater economic risk: an impending recession or missing borrowing forecasts?
The complexity of the tax code is increasing rapidly, doubling in length since 2005. The Government must introduce a new, simplified tax code for business.
The European Commissionâ€™s proposed Ports Services Regulation poses major risks to UKâ€™s currently competitive ports industry.
Despite significant progress under this government in retrieving the legacy of the failed IT projects it inherited, Britain still cannot be confident in the systems that currently secure its borders.
Leading analyst Michael Johnson summarises four potential scenarios for much needed pensions reform ahead of the March Budget.