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
“For spoilers ahead of the Autumn Statement later this year, you could do worse than to look at anything coming out from the Centre for Policy Studies”
The Government must take an all-encompassing approach to tackle the UK's productivity problem.
Introduce a Workplace ISA and ISA Pensions and reduce the deficit by up to £10 billion per year.
Over half of all UK households are still receiving more from the state than they pay in taxes.
Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, argues that despite the ‘anti-politics’ mood in the UK, the House of Commons is achieving notable success in reforming itself into a more effective institution.
Michael Johnson responds to the OBR’s latest annual Fiscal Sustainability report, warning that UK debt is snowballing with frightening momentum – and it is the young who will be hit hardest.
Make inheritance tax fairer by simplifying the system with a broader base and lower rate, and eliminating many of the existing inefficient tax reliefs.
Michael Johnson warns that Generation Y could be the first generation to experience a quality of life below that of its (baby boomer) parents.
Keith Boyfield and Daniel Greenberg urge Brandon Lewis to seize the opportunity of a new Government to tackle Britain’s housing shortage.
Pensions analyst Michael Johnson urges new pensions minister Ros Altmann to continue with the bold reforms that her predecessor began.
The Government should go further and faster to promote the Sharing Economy.
Britain has the highest operating costs in the World for oil production. Radical reform is needed to stem the tide of rising costs, falling prices and heavy taxation.
Urgent policy reform is needed to reclaim popular capitalism from crony corporatists.
Gabriel Heller Sahlgren challenges conventional wisdom regarding the reasons for Finland’s remarkable education success.
The idea has received renewed interest in the current election campaign and in the context of the ongoing deficit/debt reduction debate. But is it right?