This first piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that the Conservatives must get serious about living within our means.
He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.
If we want a competitive economy and fair taxation, we need to simplify the tax code – not give HMRC arbitrary powers which invite abuse.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
UK families earning 50-75 per cent of the average wage face the highest effective marginal tax rates of any OECD country.
There is also significant support for some pretty extreme socialist policies among the wider electorate.
Not only do such deals routinely end up permanent, but striking one would require continued loss of control over our borders.
A Government which wants to ‘make Britain a country that works for everyone’ cannot allocate £4 billion of £6 billion to those in the top half of the income distribution.
The third piece in our mini-series on the Autumn Statement comes from the Centre for Social Justice.
Early assurances that he is serious about slashing regulations are also welcome.
She needs the larger majority that a poll would deliver if she is to achieve her programme at a time of pre-Brexit turbulence.
Devolving income tax could be a game changer that finally stops the left from masking their lack of achievement behind constitutional wrangling.
The salient point is that it is government intervention that raises the cost of living.
The fourth in our series of pieces on economic policy after the referendum decision.
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